Dish Network CEO W Carlson's 2018 pay jumps 249% to $5.3M
Dish Network reports 2018 executive compensation
By ExecPay News
Published: March 19, 2019
Dish Network reported fiscal year 2018 executive compensation information on March 19, 2019.
In 2018, six executives at Dish Network received on average a compensation package of $2.9M, a 84% increase compared to previous year.
W. Erik Carlson, Chief Executive Officer, received $5.3M in total, which increased by 249% compared to 2017. 79% of Carlson's compensation, or $4.2M, was in option awards. Carlson also received $125K in non-equity incentive plan, $1M in salary, as well as $7K in other compensation.
For fiscal year 2018, the median employee pay was $54,048 at Dish Network. Therefore, the ratio of W. Erik Carlson's pay to the median employee pay was 98 to one.
Thomas A. Cullen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, received a compensation package of $4M, which increased by 238% compared to previous year. 81% of the compensation package, or $3.2M, was in option awards.
Charles W. Ergen, Chairman, earned $3.1M in 2018, a 27% increase compared to previous year.
John W. Swieringa, Chief Operating Officer, received $2.9M in 2018.
Paul W. Orban, Chief Accounting Officer, earned $1.5M in 2018.
Steven E. Swain, Chief Financial Officer, received $359K in 2018, which decreases by 60% compared to 2017.