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Executive Compensation: Home

Catalog Subject Headings

In the catalog, use the following subject headings:

Compensation (Law)

Executives--Salaries, etc

Executives--Salaries, etc--United States

Executives--Salaries, pensions, etc--United States

Salaries AND executive

Wages AND executive



AFL-CIO: Executive Paywatch

Information and resources including average Russell 3000 and S&P 500 CEO pay to other pay ratios by state and industry.


Find Data --> Browse by Subject --> Earnings and employment-related income --> Mean nominal monthly earnings of employees by sex and occupation selected ISCO level 2 (Local currency)

United States

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Pay and Benefits resources

includes data retrieval tools for:

Databases (Princeton only)

In Hoover's, search for executives by name or search for companies and select People & Contacts in the Company Index. Click on executive's name to view available employment profile and compensation details.

In Thomson One: Company Views --> Officers and Directors, then click on individual's name

Public Company Filings

Several types of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings include information about the company's executive compensation policies and practices. You can locate information about executive pay in:

The SEC adopted changes to the executive compensation disclosure provisions in 2006.

The SEC provides guidance for accessing annual proxy statements via its EDGAR database.


Public company filings can also be accessed via library databases including Capital IQ, Hoover's, Thomson One Banker, and (often) company websites.

Non-Profit Filings

Use the following resources to access IRS Form 990, 990-EZ, and 990-PF documents, which include executive-level compensation information:

Public use:

Princeton only: