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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. HERSHEY CO income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. HERSHEY 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
Michele G. Buck
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
Total Cash $3,876,522 Equity $6,422,295 Other $211,657 Total Compensation $10,510,474
Terence L. O'Day
Former Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Data Officer
Total Cash $1,376,345 Equity $1,247,427 Other $243,125 Total Compensation $2,866,897
Patricia A. Little
Former Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $940,199 Equity $1,503,796 Other $2,273,355 Total Compensation $4,717,350
Steven E. Voskuil
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $874,277 Equity $2,598,858 Other $319,008 Total Compensation $3,792,143
Damien Atkins
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Total Cash $1,352,777 Equity $923,175 Other $303,338 Total Compensation $2,579,290
Mary Beth West
Former Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer
Total Cash $1,462,341 Equity $1,836,416 Other $271,189 Total Compensation $3,569,946
For its 2019 fiscal year, HERSHEY 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
Michele G. Buck CEO Pay $16,787,188 Median Employee Pay $38,099 CEO Pay Ratio 441:1
For its 2019 fiscal year, HERSHEY CO, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Anthony J. Palmer Total Cash $271,500
Charles A. Davis Total Cash $383,506
David L. Shedlarz Total Cash $275,000
James C. Katzman Total Cash $260,000
James W. Brown Total Cash $260,000
Juan R. Perez Total Cash $156,223
M. Diane Koken Total Cash $260,000
Mary Kay Haben Total Cash $275,000
Pamela M. Arway Total Cash $260,000
Robert M. Malcolm Total Cash $275,000
Wendy L. Schoppert Total Cash $260,000

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