Cash incentive Long-term incentives are valued significantly more for both American CEOs and CFOs than in other regions and takes the form of performance awards, restricted stock, and stock options. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The top brass in the largest companies throughout the Americas are incentivized more to perform than those elsewhere around the globe—making their total pay levels higher, according to the inaugural “2018 Global Top 250 Compensation Survey of CEOs and CFOs.”

Three advisors to corporate compensation committees—FW Cook Inc., FIT Remuneration Consultants LLP and Pretium Partners Asia Ltd.—analyzed the CEO and CFO compensation packages of the largest 250 publicly traded companies worldwide by market capitalization (excluding those that did not list the compensation of their CEO and/or CFO in their most recent disclosures).

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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