Pay Ratio Results from the Field: Disclosures through April 30, 2018

By April 30, 2018, over 1,600 CEO pay ratio disclosures had been filed with the SEC. We collected and analyzed those filings to take the pulse of trends and best practices from the country’s first adopters of this new regulation.

What did we discover?

  • Pay ratios vary considerably, even at the industry level, making peer-to-peer comparisons difficult.
  • Median compensation levels vary just as much thanks to different business models.
  • The SEC permits different ways for companies to determine pay ratio, but only some of the methodology flexibility is actionable.
  • Most companies take a strategic approach to proxy disclosure, aiming to separate pay ratio from compensation decision-making.

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