Principal Roman Beleuta discussed a survey conducted by CAP revealing that approximate CFO pay is roughly one-third of CEO pay, a drop from last year’s survey. However, CFO salary increases continue to outnumber those of CEOs, a consistent trend for multiple of years now. He reveals how CEO salary increases are less prominent due to more of a focus on incentive-based raises to align with performance and shareholder interest.

CAP’s recent study on CFO compensation concluded that, while overall pay increased for CFOs, actual bonus payouts dipped as a result of slowed financial performance in 2019 compared to previous years.