Survey Results: Pay Ratios


1. At our company, the board:
  Answer Responses Percent  
Does not consider internal pay equity when setting the CEO’s compensation 23 63.9%
Does consider internal pay equity as a factor by comparing the CEO’s pay to all employees 3 8.3%
Does consider internal pay equity as a factor by comparing the CEO’s pay to other senior executives 13 36.1%
Does consider internal pay equity as a factor by comparing the CEO’s pay to a formula different than the two noted above 1 2.8%

2. Ahead of the SEC’s mandated pay disparity disclosure rulemaking under Dodd-Frank, our company:
  Answer Responses Percent  
Has not yet considered how we would comply with the rules 31 73.8%
Has begun considering the impact by assessing whether we could comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank but we have not yet tested statistical sampling 12 28.6%
Has begun considering the impact by assessing whether we could comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank including assessing whether we could use statistical sampling 5 11.9%

3. As one of the companies that have assessed the impact of the SEC’s mandated pay disparity disclosure rulemaking, our company:
  Answer Responses Percent  
Believes we could comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank without too great a burden 31 77.5%
Believes we could comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank but it would be too burdensome unless statistical sampling is allowed 1 2.5%
Believes we could comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank but it would be burdensome even if statistical sampling is allowed 10 25.0%
Believes we wouldn’t be able to ever comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank 0 0.0%

4. In your own opinion, do you think that statistical sampling would have too high a potential for manipulation or material error:
  Answer Responses Percent  
Yes 31 83.8%
No 2 5.4%
I don’t have an opinion 7 18.9%