1. Pay Raises for Corporate Board Members Far Outpace Average Americans'

    Pay Raises for Corporate Board Members Far Outpace Average Americans'

    Compensation rates for corporate directors at the largest U.S. public companies have jumped nearly 20% in the past five years. That’s nearly twice the salary increase of the average American.

    A study from Equilar, a firm that tracks executive compensation, shows that the average base pay for directors at 500 companies jumped from $205,500 in 2012 to $245,000 in 2016—a 19.5% increase...

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    1. The median annual retainer for board members at large-cap companies is only about 2% of median pay for CEOs at these companies.
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