Changes in realized CEO compensation, prior vs. revised measure, 1978–2018

Prior measure Revised measure
Percent change Realized stock options and granted stock awards Realized stock options and vested stock awards
1978–2018 937.7% 1,009.9%
2000–2018 -20.4% -14.8%
2007–2018 -14.2% -3.9%
2009–2018 54.2% 79.9%

Source: Authors’ analysis of data from Compustat’s ExecuComp database.

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