The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at GRAINGER (W W) INC as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. GRAINGER (W W) INC income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. GRAINGER (W W) 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
John L. Howard
Sr. Vice President & General Counsel
Total Cash $1,193,282 Equity $1,000,279 Other $324,391 Total Compensation $2,517,952
Paige K. Robbins
Sr. Vice President Chief Technology, Merchandising, Marketing and Strategy Officer
Total Cash $946,463 Equity $619,357 Other $77,708 Total Compensation $1,643,528
D. G. Macpherson
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $2,272,407 Equity $4,761,519 Other $441,452 Total Compensation $7,475,378
Deidra C. Merriwether
Sr. Vice President & President, North America Sales & Service
Total Cash $880,045 Equity $523,887 Other $61,577 Total Compensation $1,465,509
Thomas B. Okray
Sr. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $714,827 Equity $1,571,661 Other $99,158 Total Compensation $2,385,646
For its 2020 fiscal year, GRAINGER (W W) 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
D. G. Macpherson CEO Pay $7,485,389 Median Employee Pay $64,355 CEO Pay Ratio 116:1
For its 2019 fiscal year, GRAINGER (W W) INC, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Beatriz R. Perez Total Cash $254,975
Brian P. Anderson Total Cash $247,475
E. Scott Santi Total Cash $247,475
James D. Slavik Total Cash $254,975
Lucas E. Watson Total Cash $254,975
Michael J. Roberts Total Cash $269,975
Neil S. Novich Total Cash $254,975
Rodney C. Adkins Total Cash $254,975
Stuart L. Levenick Total Cash $282,475
V. Ann Hailey Total Cash $267,475

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