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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. SANDERSON FARMS INC income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. SANDERSON FARMS 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
Joe F. Sanderson Jr.
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $1,518,300 Equity $2,835,740 Other $178,453 Total Compensation $4,532,493
Mike Cockrell
Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer
Total Cash $644,268 Equity $599,100 Other $52,618 Total Compensation $1,295,986
Lampkin Butts
President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Cash $751,836 Equity $758,860 Other $91,118 Total Compensation $1,601,814
Tim Rigney
Secretary and Controller
Total Cash $339,756 Equity $119,820 Other $16,264 Total Compensation $475,840
For its 2020 fiscal year, SANDERSON FARMS 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
Joe F. Sanderson Jr. CEO Pay $4,541,145 Median Employee Pay $35,896 CEO Pay Ratio 127:1
For its 2020 fiscal year, SANDERSON FARMS INC, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Beverly Wade Hogan Total Cash $281,256
David Barksdale Total Cash $301,899
Edith Kelly-Green Total Cash $305,493
Fred Banks, Jr. Total Cash $311,757
Gail Jones Pittman Total Cash $304,421
John Bierbusse Total Cash $282,602
John H. Baker, III Total Cash $292,478
Phil K. Livingston Total Cash $325,740
Robert C. Khayat Total Cash $63,667
Sonia Pérez Total Cash $294,233
Suzanne T. Mestayer Total Cash $322,798
Toni D. Cooley Total Cash $290,572

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