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The pandemic has created a lot of economic uncertainty, but not for CEOs and big companies from North America.

Among some e-commerce companies, Amazon CEO Andrew Jassy topped the list, with a $212.7 million pay package in 2021, according to the company’s proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in April. Shopify’s Tobias Lutke has won $20 million.

Since 2011, Equilar (a service and compensation provider) and the Associated Press have jointly produced an annual report on CEO compensation. The current edition, published in May 2022, examines compensation for CEOs of S&P 500 companies who have held the position for at least two years after December 31, 2021. Included companies must submit proxies SEC between January 1 and December 30. April. 2022.

According to the report, Peter Kern, CEO of Expedia Group, has a salary of $ 296.3 million in 2021, making him the highest paid executive in the United States according to this year’s survey. David Zaslav of Warner Bros. Discovery was second at $246.6 million.

According to Equilar’s study, the telecommunications services industry had a median CEO salary of $20.3 million in 2021, the highest of any US company. The technology sector is second with a median salary of $16.6 million.

Kruze Consulting is an American provider of accounting, finance and tax services for seed and capital-backed startups. In May 2022, the company released the “Early 2022 CEO Salary Report”. This information, according to the report, “comes from an anonymized dataset of more than 250 startups supporting startups spanning multiple industries, including biotech, e-commerce, edtech, fintech, healthcare, hardware, SaaS, etc.”

 

According to Kruze’s report, in 2022, the average starting CEO salary increased 2.7% from 2021 to $150,000, while the median reached $140,000.

Healy Jones, vice president of Kruze, said: “What’s interesting here is how companies that raise capital (and are confident that they can continue to raise capital) ) pay very high CEO salaries. However, low-cost startups – where founders can control salaries more than VCs – pay less as founders begin to react to the financial environment.

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