Real CEO compensation growth, by CEO pay fifth, 2012–2013

Quintile 2012 % change
Bottom 3247.592 11.1%
Second 7235.953 6.1%
Middle 10224.45 5.0%
Fourth 15660.56 0.9%
Top 37554.72 1.3%

Note: CEO annual compensation is computed using the "options realized" compensation series, which includes salary, bonus, restricted stock grants, options exercised, and long-term incentive payouts for CEOs at the top 350 U.S. firms ranked by sales.

Source: Authors' analysis of data from Compustat's ExecuComp database

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