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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. Discover Financial Services income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. Discover Financial Services 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
Diane E. Offereins
EVP, President - Payment Services
Total Cash $1,688,000 Equity $2,100,042 Other $44,038 Total Compensation $3,832,080
Roger C. Hochschild
CEO and President
Total Cash $2,627,135 Equity $6,500,016 Other $72,700 Total Compensation $9,199,851
R. Mark Graf
Former EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $1,575,000 Equity $2,100,042 Other $28,288 Total Compensation $3,703,330
Julie Loeger
EVP, President - US Cards
Total Cash $1,644,000 Equity $2,100,042 Other $43,250 Total Compensation $3,787,292
John T. Greene
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $495,615 Equity $1,000,001 Other $12,565 Total Compensation $1,508,181
Wanjiku J. Walcott
EVP, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Total Cash $3,804,115 Equity $6,500,036 Other $98,350 Total Compensation $10,402,501
For its 2019 fiscal year, Discover Financial Services, 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
Roger C. Hochschild CEO Pay $9,250,436 Median Employee Pay $47,096 CEO Pay Ratio 196:1
For its 2019 fiscal year, Discover Financial Services, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Candace H. Duncan Total Cash $279,990
Cynthia A. Glassman Total Cash $284,990
Gregory C. Case Total Cash $279,990
Jeffrey S. Aronin Total Cash $264,990
Jennifer L. Wong Total Cash $187,476
Joseph F. Eazor Total Cash $274,990
Lawrence A. Weinbach Total Cash $504,990
Mark A. Thierer Total Cash $264,990
Mary K. Bush Total Cash $279,990
Michael H. Moskow Total Cash $284,990
Thomas G. Maheras Total Cash $274,990

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