Trends of Executive Compensation in the U.S.


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1. Which of the following would NOT be part of an executive's lucrative benefits?

2. Which of the following statements best describes the current trend of executive compensation in the United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Today's top executives in the U.S. are compensated not only with an annual salary but in a variety of ways. This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of some of the terms associated with executive compensation, including base salary, bonuses, and stock options, as well as address such concepts as the managerial power theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Compensation base on performance standards
  • Incentives that act in the long term interest of a company
  • Parts of a compensation package
  • Theories about executive compensation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related executive compensation trends lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define different types of compensation packages
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding executive compensation trends

Additional Learning

To learn more about U.S. executive compensation trends, review the accompanying lesson, Trends of Executive Compensation in the U.S. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Examples of other executive perks
  • How compensation for executives is set
  • Trends in compensation of executives