SOURCE: Equilar

September 18, 2007 17:45 ET

Equilar® Releases New Report on Chief HR Compensation Trends

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Equilar, the market leader for executive compensation benchmarking solutions, today published the 2007 Chief HR Compensation Trends Report. This report includes an analysis of year-over-year compensation trends for all 161 publicly named Russell 3000 Chief HR Executives, including base salaries, bonuses, option awards and stock awards. Also included in the report are comparisons to the pay levels of CFOs and CEOs at these same companies and a comparison of Chief HR Executive pay levels by market index.

Key findings include:

--  Median total compensation for Chief HR Executives at Russell 3000
    companies reached $845,725 in fiscal year 2006 which represented 31.3
    percent and 75.1 percent of the total compensation for their CEO and CFO
    counterparts, respectively.
--  The median base salary for all Chief HR Executives listed as named
    executive officers for Russell 3000 firms was $275,000 in 2006.
--  In 2006, Chief HR Executives listed as named executive officers at S&P
    500 companies received a median total compensation package of approximately
    $1.7 million, substantially more than top HR officers at S&P 400, S&P 600,
    and non-S&P 1500 firms.
--  In 2006, 64.0 percent of Chief HR Executives at Russell 3000 companies
    received a stock option grant and 59.0 percent received a stock award.

To learn more about these and other findings or to receive a complete copy of Equilar's 2007 Chief HR Compensation Trends Report, please call 1-877-441-6090 or visit

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