In 2012, the average median pay for a CEO in the S&P 500 rose a staggering 5.5 percent. For some select companies, the overall change was even higher. However, as 2013 disclosures begin to trickle in, it seems that CEO pay increases are beginning to slow down.
A Reuters review of regulatory disclosures has found that of the 46 S&P 500 companies that have disclosed CEO pay raises before March 11, the average median compensation increase only totals 1 percent. For these 46 companies, the media compensation was $8.64 million.