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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. Essential Utilities, Inc. income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. Essential Utilities, 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
Christopher H. Franklin
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Total Cash $1,738,019 Equity $1,446,846 Other $15,190 Total Compensation $3,200,055
Christopher P. Luning
EVP, General Counsel and Secretary
Total Cash $612,462 Equity $297,677 Other $17,724 Total Compensation $927,863
Richard S. Fox
EVP and Chief Operating Officer
Total Cash $724,102 Equity $428,326 Other $22,747 Total Compensation $1,175,175
Daniel J. Schuller
EVP and Chief Financial Officer Principal Financial Officer
Total Cash $770,267 Equity $420,197 Other $31,451 Total Compensation $1,221,915
Matthew R. Rhodes
EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development
Total Cash $688,521 Equity $332,562 Other $17,471 Total Compensation $1,038,554
For its 2019 fiscal year, Essential Utilities, 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
Christopher H. Franklin CEO Pay $5,811,026 Median Employee Pay $129,309 CEO Pay Ratio 45:1
For its 2018 fiscal year, Essential Utilities, Inc., listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Carolyn J. Burke Total Cash $157,518
Christopher C. Womack Total Cash $39,992
Daniel J. Hilferty Total Cash $183,768
Elizabeth B. Amato Total Cash $39,992
Ellen T. Ruff Total Cash $169,393
Lee C. Stewart Total Cash $39,992
Lon R. Greenberg Total Cash $40,640
Nicholas DeBenedictis Total Cash $182,518
Richard H. Glanton Total Cash $131,276
Wendell F. Holland Total Cash $157,518
William P. Hankowsky Total Cash $170,018

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