Many S&P 500 CEOs Got a Raise in 2018 That Lifted Their Pay to $1 Million a Month – WSJ

The strong U.S. economy has created millions of jobs and pushed up wages for many Americans. It also helped many big-company CEOs secure another raise and total compensation worth $1 million a month.Median compensation for 132 chief executives of S&P 500 companies reached $12.4 million in 2018, up from $11.7 million for the same group in 2017, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. The gains were driven by robust corporate profits and strong stock market returns for much of the year. Most of these CEOs received substantial raises—the median was 6.4%—even though the December stock-market swoon meant most of the companies finished out the year posting sluggish shareholder returns.

Source: Many S&P 500 CEOs Got a Raise in 2018 That Lifted Their Pay to $1 Million a Month – WSJ

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