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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. CERNER CORP income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. CERNER CORP 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
Neal L. Patterson
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $1,312,212 Equity $3,113,189 Other $186,109 Total Compensation $4,611,510
Jeffrey A. Townsend
Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
Total Cash $1,333,650 Equity $7,493,785 Other $43,046 Total Compensation $8,870,481
Marc G. Naughton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $961,513 Equity $4,543,851 Other $5,346 Total Compensation $5,510,710
Michael R. Nill
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Cash $1,333,650 Equity $7,493,785 Other $5,346 Total Compensation $8,832,781
Zane M. Burke
President
Total Cash $1,333,650 Equity $7,493,785 Other $5,346 Total Compensation $8,832,781
Clifford W. Illig
Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $1,009,774 Equity $1,634,251 Other $5,346 Total Compensation $2,649,371

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