Elon Musk

Tesla Motors

Chief Executive Officer

Overview

Elon Musk made an average of $238.7M in compensation at Tesla Motors from 2009 to 2018.

Annual data

2018

In 2018, Elon Musk earned a total compensation of $2.3B as Chief Executive Officer at Tesla Motors.

Ranking1 out of 10,778
Percentile100.0%

Elon Musk's 2018 compensation ranked 1st out of 10,778 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Musk earned more than 100.0% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupMotor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ranking1 out of 160
Percentile99.4%

In the industry group of Motor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment, Musk's pay ranked 1st out of 160 executive pay records tracked by us in 2018.

Musk earned more than 99.4% of executives in this group.

Option Awards$2,283,988,504
Salary$56,380
Total$2,284,044,884

Musk received $2.3B in option awards, which accounts for 100.00% of total compensation.

Musk also received $56.4K in salary.

Elon Musk's Pay$2,284,044,884
Median Employee's Pay$56,163
Pay Ratio40,668 : 1

For fiscal year 2018, the annual total compensation for Elon Musk was $2,284,044,884 and for the median employee at Tesla Motors was $56,163. The resulting ratio of Elon Musk's pay to the pay of median employee was 40,668 to one.

2017

In 2017, Elon Musk earned a total compensation of $49.9K as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Tesla Motors.

Ranking13,594 out of 13,701
Percentile0.8%

Elon Musk's 2017 compensation ranked 13,594th out of 13,701 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Musk earned more than 0.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupMotor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ranking181 out of 183
Percentile1.1%

In the industry group of Motor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment, Musk's pay ranked 181st out of 183 executive pay records tracked by us in 2017.

Musk earned more than 1.1% of executives in this group.

Salary$49,920
Total$49,920

Musk received $49.9K in salary, which accounts for 100.00% of total compensation.

2016

In 2016, Elon Musk earned a total compensation of $45.9K as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Tesla Motors.

Ranking13,906 out of 14,021
Percentile0.8%

Elon Musk's 2016 compensation ranked 13,906th out of 14,021 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Musk earned more than 0.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupMotor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ranking184 out of 186
Percentile1.1%

In the industry group of Motor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment, Musk's pay ranked 184th out of 186 executive pay records tracked by us in 2016.

Musk earned more than 1.1% of executives in this group.

Salary$45,936
Total$45,936

Musk received $45.9K in salary, which accounts for 100.00% of total compensation.

2015

In 2015, Elon Musk earned a total compensation of $37.6K as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Tesla Motors.

Ranking13,502 out of 13,575
Percentile0.5%

Elon Musk's 2015 compensation ranked 13,502nd out of 13,575 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Musk earned more than 0.5% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupMotor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ranking164 out of 164
Percentile0.0%

In the industry group of Motor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment, Musk's pay ranked 164th out of 164 executive pay records tracked by us in 2015.

Musk earned more than 0.0% of executives in this group.

Salary$37,584
Total$37,584

Musk received $37.6K in salary, which accounts for 100.00% of total compensation.

2014

In 2014, Elon Musk earned a total compensation of $35.4K as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Tesla Motors.

Ranking12,841 out of 12,903
Percentile0.5%

Elon Musk's 2014 compensation ranked 12,841st out of 12,903 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Musk earned more than 0.5% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupMotor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ranking158 out of 158
Percentile0.0%

In the industry group of Motor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment, Musk's pay ranked 158th out of 158 executive pay records tracked by us in 2014.

Musk earned more than 0.0% of executives in this group.

Salary$35,360
Total$35,360

Musk received $35.4K in salary, which accounts for 100.00% of total compensation.

2013

In 2013, Elon Musk earned a total compensation of $70K as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Tesla Motors.

Ranking11,868 out of 12,011
Percentile1.2%

Elon Musk's 2013 compensation ranked 11,868th out of 12,011 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Musk earned more than 1.2% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupMotor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ranking151 out of 152
Percentile0.7%

In the industry group of Motor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment, Musk's pay ranked 151st out of 152 executive pay records tracked by us in 2013.

Musk earned more than 0.7% of executives in this group.

Option Awards$26,089
Salary$33,280
Stock Awards$10,620
Total$69,989

Musk received $33.3K in salary, which accounts for 47.55% of total compensation.

Musk also received $26.1K in option awards and $10.6K in stock awards.

2012

In 2012, Elon Musk earned a total compensation of $78.2M as Chief Executive Officer, Product Architect and Chairman at Tesla Motors.

Ranking4 out of 11,069
Percentile100.0%

Elon Musk's 2012 compensation ranked 4th out of 11,069 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Musk earned more than 100.0% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupMotor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ranking1 out of 159
Percentile99.4%

In the industry group of Motor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment, Musk's pay ranked 1st out of 159 executive pay records tracked by us in 2012.

Musk earned more than 99.4% of executives in this group.

Bonus$6,000
Option Awards$78,110,730
Salary$33,280
Total$78,150,010

Musk received $78.1M in option awards, which accounts for 99.95% of total compensation.

Musk also received $6K in bonus and $33.3K in salary.

2011

In 2011, Elon Musk earned a total compensation of $33.3K as Chief Executive Officer, Product Architect and Chairman at Tesla Motors.

Ranking10,128 out of 10,182
Percentile0.5%

Elon Musk's 2011 compensation ranked 10,128th out of 10,182 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Musk earned more than 0.5% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupMotor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ranking158 out of 158
Percentile0.0%

In the industry group of Motor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment, Musk's pay ranked 158th out of 158 executive pay records tracked by us in 2011.

Musk earned more than 0.0% of executives in this group.

Salary$33,280
Total$33,280

Musk received $33.3K in salary, which accounts for 100.00% of total compensation.

2010

In 2010, Elon Musk earned a total compensation of $33.3K as Chief Executive Officer, Product Architect and Chairman at Tesla Motors.

Ranking9,618 out of 9,669
Percentile0.5%

Elon Musk's 2010 compensation ranked 9,618th out of 9,669 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Musk earned more than 0.5% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupMotor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ranking154 out of 154
Percentile0.0%

In the industry group of Motor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment, Musk's pay ranked 154th out of 154 executive pay records tracked by us in 2010.

Musk earned more than 0.0% of executives in this group.

Salary$33,280
Total$33,280

Musk received $33.3K in salary, which accounts for 100.00% of total compensation.

2009

In 2009, Elon Musk earned a total compensation of $24.1M as Chief Executive Officer, Product Architect and Chairman at Tesla Motors.

Ranking30 out of 8,917
Percentile99.7%

Elon Musk's 2009 compensation ranked 30th out of 8,917 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Musk earned more than 99.7% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Industry groupMotor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment
Ranking1 out of 137
Percentile99.3%

In the industry group of Motor Vehicles And Motor Vehicle Equipment, Musk's pay ranked 1st out of 137 executive pay records tracked by us in 2009.

Musk earned more than 99.3% of executives in this group.

Option Awards$23,893,283
Salary$33,280
Other$206,245
Total$24,132,808

Musk received $23.9M in option awards, which accounts for 99.01% of total compensation.

Musk also received $33.3K in salary and $206.2K in other compensation.