It's interesting to see how Microsoft evaluates and pays its top executives. The latest proxy statement for Microsoft's fiscal 2012, which came out today in advance of the annual shareholder meeting on November 28, shines a good light on this.
The statement includes detailed information on how its top "named executive officers" were graded and compensated, per Microsoft's review process.
Here's this year's comparative compensation chart from the proxy:
CEO Steve Ballmer received an "incentive plan award" of $620,000 for fiscal 2012, which was 91 percent of his eligible target … Read more