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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. DEERE & CO income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. DEERE & CO 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
James M. Field
Former President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems
Total Cash $3,212,999 Equity $2,500,350 Other $136,592 Total Compensation $5,849,941
Rajesh Kalathur
President, John Deere Financial and Chief Information Officer
Total Cash $3,114,282 Equity $2,613,850 Other $125,737 Total Compensation $5,853,869
John C. May
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $4,940,497 Equity $9,503,152 Other $310,125 Total Compensation $14,753,774
Ryan D. Campbell
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $2,850,941 Equity $2,386,815 Other $85,601 Total Compensation $5,323,357
Cory J. Reed
President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division, Production & Precision Agriculture, Americas and Australia
Total Cash $3,058,534 Equity $2,500,350 Other $112,749 Total Compensation $5,671,633
Mary K. W. Jones
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Worldwide Public Affairs
Total Cash $3,096,367 Equity $2,500,350 Other $113,996 Total Compensation $5,710,713
For its 2020 fiscal year, DEERE & CO, 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
John C. May CEO Pay $15,588,384 Median Employee Pay $70,743 CEO Pay Ratio 220:1
For its 2019 fiscal year, DEERE & CO, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Alan C. Heuberger Total Cash $293,202
Charles O. Holliday, Jr. Total Cash $293,202
Clayton M. Jones Total Cash $308,202
Dipak C. Jain Total Cash $340,154
Dmitri L. Stockton Total Cash $293,202
Gregory R. Page Total Cash $308,718
Michael O. Johanns Total Cash $293,202
Sheila G. Talton Total Cash $293,202
Sherry M. Smith Total Cash $319,638
Vance D. Coffman Total Cash $342,369

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