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On WRDS (you need to set up a WRDS account) select Compustat - Capital IQ from Standard & Poor's and then Execucomp. It provides executive compensation data on salary, bonus, options and stock awards, non-equity incentive plans, pensions and other compensation items on offer.

Use the dedicated Bloomberg terminal in the Financial Room of Barcelona IESE Library.

  • Type PAY and hit <GO> for rankings of the most highly paid CEOs of companies on the S&P 500 and FTSE 350 indexes.
  • Compensation information for specific individuals is also available using the MGMT function for a company, e.g. WMT <Equity> MGMT <GO>

- For background on the concept of executive compensation:

• Go to The Conference Board - Compensation and Executive Compensation

• FirstHand (includes Vault Guides)  (Available for IESE MBA and MiM Students: First-time users must register) has some compensation data – based on employer surveys – for a number of firms.

Try searching the topics in our Discovery
Find books and articles - use keywords like: Executives Salaries, Compensation, etc. Combine with other keywords to narrow your search.
Also details of printed books in IESE Library.

Informe CEINSA: Remuneraciones España.  Ask at the Barcelona library desk for this repository of annual Spanish salary data.

- Check out the following compensation websites:
Self-described as a “career and workplace community where anyone can find and anonymously share real-time reviews, ratings, and salary details about specific jobs for specific employers,” provides detailed company reviews, employee ratings on workplace and leadership, including CEO approval ratings and compensation information by company and position.  A somewhat unique feature of is that it provides details of salary, bonuses, and other compensation for actual positions and titles at specific companies.

Locate Salary Surveys by Global Region (U.S.)
This site, provided by the Economic Research Institute, is a directory of various for-fee salary surveys available by region.

Employment Cost Index (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The Employment Cost Index (ECI) measures the change in the hourly labor cost to employers over time. The ECI uses a fixed “basket” of labor to produce a pure cost change, free from the effects of workers moving between occupations and industries and includes both the cost of wages and salaries and the cost of benefits.
Designed to help employees obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation, this website allows individual employees to submit their job profile and salary data, which is then compared to others. Using the database, users are able to benchmark their salary to individuals with similar job titles in the same geographic area.

Home Fair -- Moving Guide
A comprehensive guide to relocation resources, including a salary calculator, moving calculator, mortgage information, lifestyle guides to many cities, and crime statistics.
SalaryExpert draws on ERI’s expertise in salary and cost of living data to provide the public with excellent tools for evaluating career, relocation, and education decisions.
Devoted to all aspects of salary and compensation, this site offers a "Salary Wizard" that provides a benchmark for salaries by industry and zip code. The site also offers substantive advice on compensation and negotiation, current news affecting the labor market as well as a job and resume database.

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