David M. Zaslav

Discovery Communications

President and Chief Executive Officer

Overview

David M. Zaslav made an average of $51.5M in compensation at Discovery Communications from 2007 to 2018.

Annual data

2018

In 2018, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $129.4M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking2 out of 8,301
Percentile100.0%

David M. Zaslav's 2018 compensation ranked 2nd out of 8,301 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 100.0% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking1 out of 61
Percentile98.4%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2018 pay ranked 1st out of 61 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 98.4% of executives in this industry.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$9,000,000
Option Awards$102,107,461
Salary$3,000,000
Stock Awards$14,839,655
Other$551,889
Total$129,449,005

Zaslav received $102.1M in option awards, which accounts for 78.88% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $9M in non-equity incentive plan, $3M in salary, $14.8M in stock awards and $551.9K in other compensation.

David M. Zaslav's Pay$129,449,005
Median Employee's Pay$85,704
Pay Ratio1,510 : 1

For fiscal year 2018, the annual total compensation for David M. Zaslav was $129,449,005 and for the median employee at Discovery Communications was $85,704. The resulting ratio of David M. Zaslav's pay to the pay of median employee was 1,510 to one.

2017

In 2017, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $42.2M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking32 out of 13,165
Percentile99.8%

David M. Zaslav's 2017 compensation ranked 32nd out of 13,165 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 99.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking4 out of 79
Percentile94.9%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2017 pay ranked 4th out of 79 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 94.9% of executives in this industry.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$8,141,565
Option Awards$15,606,127
Salary$3,000,000
Stock Awards$14,994,939
Other$505,353
Total$42,247,984

Zaslav received $15.6M in option awards, which accounts for 36.94% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $8.1M in non-equity incentive plan, $3M in salary, $15M in stock awards and $505.4K in other compensation.

2016

In 2016, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $37.2M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking26 out of 13,853
Percentile99.8%

David M. Zaslav's 2016 compensation ranked 26th out of 13,853 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 99.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking7 out of 74
Percentile90.5%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2016 pay ranked 7th out of 74 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 90.5% of executives in this industry.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$7,486,550
Option Awards$11,142,690
Salary$3,000,000
Stock Awards$15,120,582
Other$442,532
Total$37,192,354

Zaslav received $15.1M in stock awards, which accounts for 40.66% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $7.5M in non-equity incentive plan, $11.1M in option awards, $3M in salary and $442.5K in other compensation.

2015

In 2015, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $32.4M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking33 out of 13,574
Percentile99.8%

David M. Zaslav's 2015 compensation ranked 33rd out of 13,574 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 99.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking6 out of 79
Percentile92.4%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2015 pay ranked 6th out of 79 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 92.4% of executives in this industry.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$6,906,878
Option Awards$10,487,784
Salary$3,115,385
Stock Awards$11,274,628
Other$592,671
Total$32,377,346

Zaslav received $11.3M in stock awards, which accounts for 34.82% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $6.9M in non-equity incentive plan, $10.5M in option awards, $3.1M in salary and $592.7K in other compensation.

2014

In 2014, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $156.1M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking1 out of 12,876
Percentile100.0%

David M. Zaslav's 2014 compensation ranked 1st out of 12,876 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 100.0% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking1 out of 62
Percentile98.4%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2014 pay ranked 1st out of 62 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 98.4% of executives in this industry.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$6,082,359
Option Awards$50,504,282
Salary$3,000,000
Stock Awards$94,555,285
Other$1,935,986
Total$156,077,912

Zaslav received $94.6M in stock awards, which accounts for 60.58% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $6.1M in non-equity incentive plan, $50.5M in option awards, $3M in salary and $1.9M in other compensation.

2013

In 2013, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $33.3M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking26 out of 11,965
Percentile99.8%

David M. Zaslav's 2013 compensation ranked 26th out of 11,965 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 99.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking3 out of 51
Percentile94.1%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2013 pay ranked 3rd out of 51 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 94.1% of executives in this industry.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$5,799,000
Option Awards$22,538,835
Salary$3,000,000
Other$2,011,963
Total$33,349,798

Zaslav received $22.5M in option awards, which accounts for 67.58% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $5.8M in non-equity incentive plan, $3M in salary and $2M in other compensation.

2012

In 2012, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $49.9M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking18 out of 10,949
Percentile99.8%

David M. Zaslav's 2012 compensation ranked 18th out of 10,949 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 99.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking1 out of 57
Percentile98.2%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2012 pay ranked 1st out of 57 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 98.2% of executives in this industry.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$5,329,750
Option Awards$15,843,215
Salary$3,000,000
Stock Awards$25,326,916
Other$432,986
Total$49,932,867

Zaslav received $25.3M in stock awards, which accounts for 50.72% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $5.3M in non-equity incentive plan, $15.8M in option awards, $3M in salary and $433K in other compensation.

2011

In 2011, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $52.4M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking9 out of 10,035
Percentile99.9%

David M. Zaslav's 2011 compensation ranked 9th out of 10,035 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 99.9% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking1 out of 45
Percentile97.8%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2011 pay ranked 1st out of 45 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 97.8% of executives in this industry.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$4,837,719
Option Awards$23,873,389
Salary$2,961,539
Stock Awards$20,301,093
Other$430,379
Total$52,404,119

Zaslav received $23.9M in option awards, which accounts for 45.56% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $4.8M in non-equity incentive plan, $3M in salary, $20.3M in stock awards and $430.4K in other compensation.

2010

In 2010, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $42.6M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking9 out of 9,477
Percentile99.9%

David M. Zaslav's 2010 compensation ranked 9th out of 9,477 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 99.9% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking1 out of 47
Percentile97.9%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2010 pay ranked 1st out of 47 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 97.9% of executives in this industry.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$4,410,000
Option Awards$15,412,996
Salary$2,000,000
Stock Awards$20,333,632
Other$432,668
Total$42,589,296

Zaslav received $20.3M in stock awards, which accounts for 47.74% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $4.4M in non-equity incentive plan, $15.4M in option awards, $2M in salary and $432.7K in other compensation.

2009

In 2009, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $11.7M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking150 out of 8,703
Percentile98.3%

David M. Zaslav's 2009 compensation ranked 150th out of 8,703 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 98.3% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking9 out of 36
Percentile75.0%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2009 pay ranked 9th out of 36 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 75.0% of executives in this industry.

Non-Equity Incentive Plan$3,900,000
Option Awards$5,483,457
Salary$2,000,000
Other$272,393
Total$11,655,850

Zaslav received $5.5M in option awards, which accounts for 47.04% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $3.9M in non-equity incentive plan, $2M in salary and $272.4K in other compensation.

2008

In 2008, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $7.9M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking352 out of 7,730
Percentile95.4%

David M. Zaslav's 2008 compensation ranked 352nd out of 7,730 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 95.4% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking14 out of 32
Percentile56.3%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2008 pay ranked 14th out of 32 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 56.3% of executives in this industry.

Bonus$3,500,000
Option Awards$2,071,456
Salary$2,000,000
Other$298,874
Total$7,870,330

Zaslav received $3.5M in bonus, which accounts for 44.47% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $2.1M in option awards, $2M in salary and $298.9K in other compensation.

2007

In 2007, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $22.3M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications.

Ranking58 out of 6,983
Percentile99.2%

David M. Zaslav's 2007 compensation ranked 58th out of 6,983 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 99.2% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

IndustryCable & other pay television services
Ranking7 out of 32
Percentile78.1%

In the industry of cable & other pay television services, David M. Zaslav's 2007 pay ranked 7th out of 32 executive pay records tracked by us.

David M. Zaslav earned more than 78.1% of executives in this industry.

Bonus$5,500,000
Option Awards$14,380,237
Salary$1,953,856
Other$504,844
Total$22,338,937

Zaslav received $14.4M in option awards, which accounts for 64.37% of total compensation.

Zaslav also received $5.5M in bonus, $2M in salary and $504.8K in other compensation.