Dave Schaeffer

Cogent Communications Holdings

CEO

Overview

Dave Schaeffer made an average of $5.7M in compensation at Cogent Communications Holdings from 2006 to 2018.

Annual data

2018

In 2018, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $7.7M as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking717 out of 8,356
Percentile91.4%

Dave Schaeffer's 2018 compensation ranked 717th out of 8,356 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 91.4% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking1 out of 22
Percentile95.5%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 1st out of 22 executive pay records tracked by us in 2018.

Schaeffer earned more than 95.5% of executives in this group.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$274,448
Stock Awards$7,410,900
Other$5,500
Total$7,690,848

Schaeffer received $7.4M in stock awards, which accounts for 96.36% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $274.4K in non-equity incentive plan and $5.5K in other compensation.

Dave Schaeffer's Pay$7,690,848
Median Employee's Pay$80,376
Pay Ratio96 : 1

For fiscal year 2018, the annual total compensation for Dave Schaeffer was $7,690,848 and for the median employee at Cogent Communications Holdings was $80,376. The resulting ratio of Dave Schaeffer's pay to the pay of median employee was 96 to one.

2017

In 2017, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $7.4M as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking973 out of 13,167
Percentile92.6%

Dave Schaeffer's 2017 compensation ranked 973rd out of 13,167 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 92.6% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking1 out of 39
Percentile97.4%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 1st out of 39 executive pay records tracked by us in 2017.

Schaeffer earned more than 97.4% of executives in this group.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$263,337
Stock Awards$7,168,350
Other$5,400
Total$7,437,087

Schaeffer received $7.2M in stock awards, which accounts for 96.39% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $263.3K in non-equity incentive plan and $5.4K in other compensation.

2016

In 2016, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $7M as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking936 out of 13,853
Percentile93.2%

Dave Schaeffer's 2016 compensation ranked 936th out of 13,853 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 93.2% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking2 out of 50
Percentile96.0%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 2nd out of 50 executive pay records tracked by us in 2016.

Schaeffer earned more than 96.0% of executives in this group.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$335,660
Stock Awards$6,626,600
Other$4,840
Total$6,967,100

Schaeffer received $6.6M in stock awards, which accounts for 95.11% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $335.7K in non-equity incentive plan and $4.8K in other compensation.

2015

In 2015, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $117.4K as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking13,349 out of 13,574
Percentile1.7%

Dave Schaeffer's 2015 compensation ranked 13,349th out of 13,574 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 1.7% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking49 out of 50
Percentile2.0%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 49th out of 50 executive pay records tracked by us in 2015.

Schaeffer earned more than 2.0% of executives in this group.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$112,170
Other$5,236
Total$117,406

Schaeffer received $112.2K in non-equity incentive plan, which accounts for 95.54% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $5.2K in other compensation.

2014

In 2014, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $16.4M as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking191 out of 12,876
Percentile98.5%

Dave Schaeffer's 2014 compensation ranked 191st out of 12,876 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 98.5% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking1 out of 45
Percentile97.8%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 1st out of 45 executive pay records tracked by us in 2014.

Schaeffer earned more than 97.8% of executives in this group.

Salary$343,000
Stock Awards$16,086,000
Other$7,000
Total$16,436,000

Schaeffer received $16.1M in stock awards, which accounts for 97.87% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $343K in salary and $7K in other compensation.

2013

In 2013, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $343K as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking10,295 out of 11,965
Percentile14.0%

Dave Schaeffer's 2013 compensation ranked 10,295th out of 11,965 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 14.0% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking37 out of 44
Percentile15.9%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 37th out of 44 executive pay records tracked by us in 2013.

Schaeffer earned more than 15.9% of executives in this group.

Salary$338,000
Other$5,000
Total$343,000

Schaeffer received $338K in salary, which accounts for 98.54% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $5K in other compensation.

2012

In 2012, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $8.8K as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking10,915 out of 10,949
Percentile0.3%

Dave Schaeffer's 2012 compensation ranked 10,915th out of 10,949 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 0.3% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking40 out of 44
Percentile9.1%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 40th out of 44 executive pay records tracked by us in 2012.

Schaeffer earned more than 9.1% of executives in this group.

Salary$333
Stock Awards$8,413
Other$6
Total$8,752

Schaeffer received $8.4K in stock awards, which accounts for 96.13% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $333 in salary and $6 in other compensation.

2011

In 2011, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $1.7K as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking10,015 out of 10,038
Percentile0.2%

Dave Schaeffer's 2011 compensation ranked 10,015th out of 10,038 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 0.2% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking44 out of 48
Percentile8.3%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 44th out of 48 executive pay records tracked by us in 2011.

Schaeffer earned more than 8.3% of executives in this group.

Salary$326
Stock Awards$1,363
Other$5
Total$1,694

Schaeffer received $1.4K in stock awards, which accounts for 80.46% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $326 in salary and $5 in other compensation.

2010

In 2010, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $4M as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking1,326 out of 9,480
Percentile86.0%

Dave Schaeffer's 2010 compensation ranked 1,326th out of 9,480 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 86.0% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking2 out of 46
Percentile95.7%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 2nd out of 46 executive pay records tracked by us in 2010.

Schaeffer earned more than 95.7% of executives in this group.

Salary$323,122
Stock Awards$3,664,800
Other$2,951
Total$3,990,873

Schaeffer received $3.7M in stock awards, which accounts for 91.83% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $323.1K in salary and $3K in other compensation.

2009

In 2009, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $323.6K as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking7,338 out of 8,716
Percentile15.8%

Dave Schaeffer's 2009 compensation ranked 7,338th out of 8,716 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 15.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking29 out of 46
Percentile37.0%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 29th out of 46 executive pay records tracked by us in 2009.

Schaeffer earned more than 37.0% of executives in this group.

Salary$319,923
Other$3,704
Total$323,627

Schaeffer received $319.9K in salary, which accounts for 98.86% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $3.7K in other compensation.

2008

In 2008, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $8.9M as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking291 out of 7,736
Percentile96.2%

Dave Schaeffer's 2008 compensation ranked 291st out of 7,736 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 96.2% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking1 out of 26
Percentile96.2%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 1st out of 26 executive pay records tracked by us in 2008.

Schaeffer earned more than 96.2% of executives in this group.

Salary$313,650
Stock Awards$8,535,600
Other$5,438
Total$8,854,688

Schaeffer received $8.5M in stock awards, which accounts for 96.40% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $313.7K in salary and $5.4K in other compensation.

2007

In 2007, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $13M as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking152 out of 6,999
Percentile97.8%

Dave Schaeffer's 2007 compensation ranked 152nd out of 6,999 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 97.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking1 out of 27
Percentile96.3%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 1st out of 27 executive pay records tracked by us in 2007.

Schaeffer earned more than 96.3% of executives in this group.

Salary$306,000
Stock Awards$12,730,000
Total$13,036,000

Schaeffer received $12.7M in stock awards, which accounts for 97.65% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $306K in salary.

2006

In 2006, Dave Schaeffer earned a total compensation of $8.3M as CEO at Cogent Communications Holdings.

Ranking243 out of 5,372
Percentile95.5%

Dave Schaeffer's 2006 compensation ranked 243rd out of 5,372 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Schaeffer earned more than 95.5% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupCommunications Services, Not Elsewhere
Ranking1 out of 23
Percentile95.7%

In the industry group of Communications Services, Not Elsewhere, Schaeffer's pay ranked 1st out of 23 executive pay records tracked by us in 2006.

Schaeffer earned more than 95.7% of executives in this group.

Bonus$20,833
Option Awards$1,571,104
Salary$300,000
Stock Awards$6,428,804
Total$8,320,741

Schaeffer received $6.4M in stock awards, which accounts for 77.26% of total compensation.

Schaeffer also received $20.8K in bonus, $1.6M in option awards and $300K in salary.