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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. SM ENERGY CO income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. SM ENERGY 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
A. Wade Pursell
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $1,326,724 Equity $999,992 Other $17,400 Total Compensation $2,344,116
David W. Copeland
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Total Cash $1,005,380 Equity $574,995 Other $17,542 Total Compensation $1,597,917
Herbert S. Vogel
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Cash $2,432,308 Equity $1,600,013 Other $17,400 Total Compensation $4,049,721
Lehman E. Newton
Senior Vice President-Operations
Total Cash $817,459 Equity $287,498 Other $17,598 Total Compensation $1,122,555
Mary Ellen Lutey
Senior Vice President-Exploration, Development and EHS
Total Cash $817,459 Equity $287,498 Other $17,400 Total Compensation $1,122,357
For its 2021 fiscal year, SM ENERGY 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
Herbert S. Vogel CEO Pay $4,295,321 Median Employee Pay $188,989 CEO Pay Ratio 23:1
For its 2021 fiscal year, SM ENERGY CO, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Anita M. Powers Total Cash $128,103
Carla J. Bailo Total Cash $250,024
Julio M. Quintana Total Cash $271,916
Ramiro G. Peru Total Cash $250,016
Rose M. Robeson Total Cash $270,016
Stephen R. Brand Total Cash $265,016
William D. Sullivan Total Cash $355,033

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