CEO and Senior Executive Compensation in Private Companies

  • The median private company CEO compensation package totaled $362,900 in 2011. To put this number in perspective, it is just 3.8% of the $9.6 million median compensation package given to S&P 500 CEOs in 2011.
  • Median total compensation for private company CEOs increased only 1.9% from 2010’s $356,133.
  • 80.4% of private company CEOs received a bonus in 2011.
  • The next most highly compensated positions in private companies by median after the CEO are, in order, President, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.

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