Executive Pay Watch database.
CEO compensation data was obtained from proxy statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the latest fiscal years. It includes data for some 3,000 corporations, including most of those listed in the Russell 3000 Index. The compensation year reported on the website denotes the fiscal year as reported in the proxy statements. The data is updated, usually monthly, throughout the year. Industry classifications are based on Standard Industrial Classification codes obtained from proxy statements.