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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GRP INC income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GRP 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
Daniel J. Houston
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $3,561,539 Equity $7,749,982 Other $292,701 Total Compensation $11,604,222
Luis Vald"¦s
President, International Asset Management & Accumulation
Total Cash $1,051,824 Equity $1,538,748 Other $71,480 Total Compensation $2,662,052
Timothy M. Dunbar
President, Global Asset Management
Total Cash $2,434,893 Equity $2,399,968 Other $35,412 Total Compensation $4,870,273
Patrick G. Halter
Chief Executive Officer, Principal Global Investors
Total Cash $2,144,622 Equity $1,782,522 Other $21,125 Total Compensation $3,948,269
Deanna D. Strable-Soethout
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $1,413,415 Equity $1,773,739 Other $102,767 Total Compensation $3,289,921
For its 2020 fiscal year, PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GRP 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
Daniel J. Houston CEO Pay $15,740,608 Median Employee Pay $81,523 CEO Pay Ratio 193:1
For its 2019 fiscal year, PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GRP INC, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Betsy J. Bernard Total Cash $292,464
Blair C. Pickerell Total Cash $269,964
C. Daniel Gelatt, Jr. Total Cash $269,964
Diane C. Nordin Total Cash $269,964
Elizabeth E. Tallett Total Cash $287,607
Jocelyn Carter-Miller Total Cash $292,464
Jonathan S. Auerbach Total Cash $186,007
Michael T. Dan Total Cash $269,964
Roger C. Hochschild Total Cash $282,464
Sandra L. Helton Total Cash $297,464
Scott M. Mills Total Cash $299,821

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