For 2022, Cook received compensation of $99.4 million, including $3 million in base salary, about $83 million in stock awards and a bonus. That was up slightly from 2021, when his total pay package was $98.7 million.
By the way, that comes to about $18.29 per Apple employee. Frankly I have no problem with how most CEOs are paid because the great bulk of their compensation is performance based-at risk. And, the cost of their stock based compensation is borne by shareholders.
If a CEO does not earn his or her keep, that’s a problem for the Board of Directors and shareholders. One thing is sure, what a CEO is paid has no impact on the company employees. The analysis between a CEO’s compensation and worker pay is a false narrative, bogus, smoke and mirrors – politically driven by the way.