Thomas A. Fanning

Southern Company

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Overview

Thomas A. Fanning received an average compensation of $8,944,284 at Southern Company from 2006 to 2018.

Annual data

2018

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$880,693
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$1,522,699
Salary$1,350,000
Stock Awards$9,112,550
Other$231,749
Total$13,097,691

In 2018, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $13,097,691 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $9,112,550 in stock awards, which accounts for 69.57% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $880,693 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $1,522,699 in non-equity incentive plan, $1,350,000 in salary and $231,749 in other compensation.

Thomas A. Fanning's Pay$13,097,691
Median Employee's Pay$113,035
Pay Ratio116 : 1

For fiscal year 2018, the annual total compensation for Thomas A. Fanning was $13,097,691 and for the median employee at Southern Company was $113,035. The resulting ratio of Thomas A. Fanning's pay to the pay of median employee was 116 to one.

2017

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$4,174,657
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$1,298,700
Salary$1,340,000
Stock Awards$8,774,953
Other$113,918
Total$15,702,228

In 2017, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $15,702,228 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $8,774,953 in stock awards, which accounts for 55.88% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $4,174,657 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $1,298,700 in non-equity incentive plan, $1,340,000 in salary and $113,918 in other compensation.

2016

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$3,894,646
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$2,725,125
Salary$1,290,192
Stock Awards$7,800,022
Other$119,667
Total$15,829,652

In 2016, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $15,829,652 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $7,800,022 in stock awards, which accounts for 49.27% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $3,894,646 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $2,725,125 in non-equity incentive plan, $1,290,192 in salary and $119,667 in other compensation.

2015

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$840,198
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$2,499,125
Salary$1,240,385
Stock Awards$7,187,441
Other$78,002
Total$11,845,151

In 2015, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $11,845,151 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $7,187,441 in stock awards, which accounts for 60.68% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $840,198 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $2,499,125 in non-equity incentive plan, $1,240,385 in salary and $78,002 in other compensation.

2014

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$2,899,537
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$1,713,600
Option Awards$2,255,999
Salary$1,192,067
Stock Awards$3,383,968
Other$70,822
Total$11,515,993

In 2014, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $11,515,993 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $3,383,968 in stock awards, which accounts for 29.38% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $2,899,537 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $1,713,600 in non-equity incentive plan, $2,255,999 in option awards, $1,192,067 in salary and $70,822 in other compensation.

2013

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$805,738
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$1,199,307
Option Awards$2,085,747
Salary$1,152,389
Stock Awards$3,128,625
Other$66,485
Total$8,438,291

In 2013, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $8,438,291 as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $3,128,625 in stock awards, which accounts for 37.08% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $805,738 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $1,199,307 in non-equity incentive plan, $2,085,747 in option awards, $1,152,389 in salary and $66,485 in other compensation.

2012

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$4,712,413
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$2,078,158
Option Awards$2,025,000
Salary$1,114,846
Stock Awards$3,037,473
Other$67,458
Total$13,035,348

In 2012, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $13,035,348 as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $4,712,413 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, which accounts for 36.15% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $2,078,158 in non-equity incentive plan, $2,025,000 in option awards, $1,114,846 in salary, $3,037,473 in stock awards and $67,458 in other compensation.

2011

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$2,423,524
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$2,459,181
Option Awards$1,498,000
Salary$1,064,399
Stock Awards$2,246,974
Other$62,164
Total$9,754,242

In 2011, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $9,754,242 as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $2,459,181 in non-equity incentive plan, which accounts for 25.21% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $2,423,524 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $1,498,000 in option awards, $1,064,399 in salary, $2,246,974 in stock awards and $62,164 in other compensation.

2010

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$1,902,932
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$1,951,986
Option Awards$521,378
Salary$809,892
Stock Awards$782,054
Other$50,909
Total$6,019,151

In 2010, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $6,019,151 as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $1,951,986 in non-equity incentive plan, which accounts for 32.43% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $1,902,932 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $521,378 in option awards, $809,892 in salary, $782,054 in stock awards and $50,909 in other compensation.

2009

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$927,301
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$1,086,911
Option Awards$457,744
Salary$690,250
Other$38,432
Total$3,200,638

In 2009, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $3,200,638 as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $1,086,911 in non-equity incentive plan, which accounts for 33.96% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $927,301 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $457,744 in option awards, $690,250 in salary and $38,432 in other compensation.

2008

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$235,664
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$1,348,981
Option Awards$237,374
Salary$658,246
Other$49,341
Total$2,529,606

In 2008, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $2,529,606 as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Company.

Fanning received $1,348,981 in non-equity incentive plan, which accounts for 53.33% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $235,664 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $237,374 in option awards, $658,246 in salary and $49,341 in other compensation.

2007

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$814,123
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$954,988
Option Awards$409,454
Salary$610,624
Other$43,658
Total$2,832,847

In 2007, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $2,832,847 as Executive Vice President & COO at Southern Company.

Fanning received $954,988 in non-equity incentive plan, which accounts for 33.71% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $814,123 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $409,454 in option awards, $610,624 in salary and $43,658 in other compensation.

2006

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$357,950
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$939,527
Option Awards$551,320
Salary$583,011
Other$43,041
Total$2,474,849

In 2006, Thomas A. Fanning earned a total compensation of $2,474,849 as Executive Vice President & COO at Southern Company.

Fanning received $939,527 in non-equity incentive plan, which accounts for 37.96% of total compensation.

Fanning also received $357,950 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $551,320 in option awards, $583,011 in salary and $43,041 in other compensation.