iRaise! Apple CEO Gets 117% Pay Hike

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iRaise! Apple CEO Gets 117% Pay Hike



Tim Cook just got an iRaise! The CEO of Apple was awarded a 117% increase in 2014 for a total pay package worth $9.2 million.

Looks like selling high-priced hardware is lucrative. The executive who took over from deceased Apple founder Steve Jobs was awarded a salary of $1.7 million. But a vast majority of the pay came from his incentive pay of $6.7 million. Jobs also was paid $774,176 in “other compensation” which includes security services approaching $700,000.

Shares of Apple were up strongly in 2014. The stock rocketed more than 40% higher in 2014 on the popularity of the company’s smartphones.

Cook’s pay breaks down as follows:

Salary: $1,748,462
Non-equity incentive plan pay: $6,700,000
Other compensation: $774,176
Total: $9,222,638

And a comparison with past years shows how large the jump is this year:

Year: Total compensation
2014: $9,222,638
2013: $4,252,727
2012: $4,174,992

Compare Cook’s salary to that of Jobs, who served his final full year at the helm of Apple in 2010. That year, Jobs took a total salary of $1.


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