Executive Pay 2018 Top 10 List: Highest-paid bosses

The winner may surprise you

For the first time since WCPO started tracking executive pay, a non-CEO has emerged as the region’s highest paid boss.

Macy’s Inc. President Hal Lawton received stock awards and a $5.5 million signing bonus when was recruited by Macy’s Inc. to revamp its digital strategies. The former eBay executive is one of three Macy’s executives to rank in this year’s top 10.

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Lawton’s total compensation was $267,000 more than Procter & Gamble CEO David Taylor and 70 percent more than Macy’s CEO Jeffrey Gennette. While no individual outranked Lawton, there is one company that spent more than Macy's on a single job title. Lawton made about $1 million less than the combined pay packages of Carl and Craig Lindner, co-CEOs of American Financial Group Inc.

Here’s this year’s highest-paid bosses list:

 


#10 Terry Lundgren

Executive Chairman, Macy’s Inc.

2017 total compensation: $8,125,130
Raise: -33.0%
Total shareholder return: -9.2%

 


#9 Scott Farmer

CEO, Cintas Corp.

2017 total compensation: $8,550,621
Raise: 14.2%
Total shareholder return: 34.5%

 


#8 Greg Carmichael

CEO, Fifth Third Bancorp.

2017 total compensation: $8,668,292
Raise: 15.0%
Total shareholder return: 15.0%

 


#7 S. Craig Lindner

Co-CEO, American Financial Group Inc.

2017 total compensation: $9,602,149
Raise: 0.4%
Total shareholder return: 29.2%

 


#6 Carl Lindner II

Co-CEO, American Financial Group Inc.

2017 total compensation: $9,772,850
Raise: -1.5%
Total shareholder return: 29.2%

 


#5 Rodney McMullen

CEO, Kroger Co.

2017 total compensation: $9,843,454
Raise: -2.3%
Total shareholder return: -10.2%

 


#4 Jeffrey Gennette

CEO, Macy’s Inc.

2017 total compensation: $10,760,134
Raise: 176.0%
Total shareholder return: -9.2%

 


#3 Charles Drucker

CEO, Worldpay Inc.

2017 total compensation: $11,176,630
Raise: 15.0%
Total shareholder return: 17.6%

 


#2 David Taylor

CEO, Procter & Gamble Co.

2017 total compensation: $18,096,077
Raise: 25.6%
Total shareholder return: 6.2%

 


#1 Harry “Hal” Lawton

President, Macy’s Inc..

2017 total compensation: $18,363,495
Raise: N/A
Total shareholder return: -9.2%

 

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