The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC. as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC. income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC. annual reports of executive compensation and pay are most commonly found in the Def 14a documents.

Total Equity aggregates grant date fair value of stock and option awards and long term incentives granted during the fiscal year.

Other Compensation covers all compensation-like awards that don't fit in any of these other standard categories. Numbers reported do not include change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings.

Name And Title Total Cash Equity Other Total Compensation
Chih-Hsiang (Thompson) Lin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $872,202 Equity $3,809,880 Other $23,414 Total Compensation $4,705,496
Hung-Lun (Fred) Chang
Senior Vice President and North America General Manager
Total Cash $429,905 Equity $766,254 Other $12,735 Total Compensation $1,208,894
Stefan J. Murry
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer
Total Cash $468,282 Equity $732,566 Other $13,075 Total Compensation $1,213,923
Shu-Hua (Joshua) Yeh
Senior Vice President and Asia General Manager
Total Cash $441,875 Equity $799,406 Other $19,991 Total Compensation $1,261,272
David C. Kuo
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Total Cash $272,458 Equity $426,707 Other $11,733 Total Compensation $710,898
For its 2018 fiscal year, APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC., listed the following CEO pay ratio data on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
CEO Name CEO Pay Median Employee Pay CEO Pay Ratio
Chih-Hsiang (Thompson) Lin CEO Pay $4,705,496 Median Employee Pay $21,421 CEO Pay Ratio 220:1
For its 2018 fiscal year, APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC., listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Alan Moore Total Cash $161,721
Alex Ignatiev Total Cash $161,721
Che-Wei Lin Total Cash $158,721
Min-Chu (Mike) Chen Total Cash $167,344
Richard B. Black Total Cash $175,344
William H. Yeh Total Cash $169,655

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