Total compensation rose by a median 8.0% to $1.4 million for the top two executives at a selection of 23 publicly traded firms based in the US and Canada, according to a report released last month by Staffing Industry Analysts. Data for the report was prepared by Equilar, an executive compensation solutions firm based in Redwood City, Calif.
The report measured change in total compensation between 2017 and 2016, and median percent change was based on executives who were in place for two complete years or more. Total compensation includes salary, bonuses, nonequity incentive plan payouts, option awards, stock awards and other compensation.
In addition to the Americas, the report looked at total executive compensation for the two most highly compensated executives at 41 publicly traded staffing firms around the world.
The five executives with highest compensation included:
- Jonas Prising, Chairman and CEO, ManpowerGroup Inc., $11,987,873
- Harold M. Messmer, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Robert Half International Inc., $8,799,147
- Peter Dameris, CEO, ASGN Inc., $7,720,526
- M. Keith Waddell, Vice Chairman of the Board, President and CFO Robert Half International Inc., $7,002,068
- Darryl Green, COO and President, ManpowerGroup Inc., $5,707,791
SIA corporate members can download the full report online.