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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. NORFOLK SOUTHERN 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
James A. Squires
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $3,603,250 Equity $6,500,218 Other $122,961 Total Compensation $10,226,429
Marta R. Stewart
Former Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $896,683 Equity $1,850,750 Other $77,481 Total Compensation $2,824,914
Cynthia C. Earhart
Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $1,537,170 Equity $1,149,332 Other $22,103 Total Compensation $2,708,605
Alan H. Shaw
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Total Cash $1,537,170 Equity $1,425,421 Other $17,461 Total Compensation $2,980,052
Michael J. Wheeler
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Cash $1,537,170 Equity $1,625,023 Other $22,036 Total Compensation $3,184,229
Thomas E. Hurlbut
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President and Controller
Total Cash $690,240 Equity $275,125 Other $33,398 Total Compensation $998,763
William A. Galanko
Former Executive Vice President Law and Administration
Total Cash $1,011,248 Equity $500,070 Other $31,236 Total Compensation $1,542,554

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