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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. FIRSTENERGY CORP income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. FIRSTENERGY 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
Leila L. Vespoli
EVP, Corporate Strategy, Regulatory Affairs & Chief Legal Officer
Total Cash $1,584,769 Equity $2,200,498 Other $16,372 Total Compensation $3,801,639
Charles E. Jones Jr.
President & CEO
Total Cash $2,798,787 Equity $7,018,621 Other $40,701 Total Compensation $9,858,109
James F. Pearson
EVP, Finance
Total Cash $1,420,668 Equity $2,402,070 Other $17,838 Total Compensation $3,840,576
Donald R. Schneider
President, FE Solutions
Total Cash $2,331,038 Equity $0 Other $12,194 Total Compensation $2,343,232
Steven E. Strah
Total Cash $1,169,075 Equity $1,602,699 Other $26,749 Total Compensation $2,798,523
Bennett L. Gaines
SVP, Corporate Services & Chief Information Officer
Total Cash $807,708 Equity $626,379 Other $8,062 Total Compensation $1,442,149
Samuel L. Belcher
SVP & President, FE Utilities
Total Cash $1,489,711 Equity $1,503,221 Other $11,087 Total Compensation $3,004,019

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