Dish Network Chairman Charles Ergen's 2020 pay jumps 3,919% to $95M

Dish Network reports 2020 executive compensation

By ExecPay News

Published: March 19, 2021

Dish Network reported fiscal year 2020 executive compensation information on March 19, 2021.
In 2020, five executives at Dish Network received on average a compensation package of $20M, a 1,348% increase compared to previous year.
Average pay of disclosed executives at Dish Network
Charles W. Ergen, Chairman, received $95M in total, which increased by 3,919% compared to 2019. 97% of Ergen's compensation, or $92M, was in option awards. Ergen also received $888K in salary and $2M in other compensation.
For fiscal year 2020, the median employee pay was $57,092 at Dish Network. Therefore, the ratio of Charles W. Ergen's pay to the median employee pay was 1,660 to one.
W. Erik Carlson, Chief Executive Officer, received a compensation package of $3.3M, which increased by 229% compared to previous year. 73% of the compensation package, or $2.4M, was in option awards.
Thomas A. Cullen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, earned $1.9M in 2020.
Paul W. Orban, Chief Financial Officer, received $1.1M in 2020, which decreases by 32% compared to 2019.
John W. Swieringa, Chief Operating Officer, earned $1M in 2020, a 2% decrease compared to previous year.

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Charles Ergen

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W Carlson

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Source: SEC filing on March 19, 2021.