Stock, options fueling outsize gains for many CEOs

April 21, 2015 3:14 PM

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Scores of CEOs rode Wall Street's aging bull market for big windfalls in 2014, a year that's shaping up as a record for executive compensation.

Among the 100 biggest publicly held companies reporting so far, median CEO pay rose 5% to $14.3 million, and among nearly 25% of Standard & Poor's 500 companies, median pay climbed 12% to $11.7 million, according to pay tracker Equilar and compensation consultant Towers Watson.

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