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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. SOUTHWEST AIRLINES income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. SOUTHWEST AIRLINES 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
Gary C. Kelly
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $1,966,500 Equity $7,125,017 Other $36,365 Total Compensation $9,127,882
Robert E. Jordan
Executive Vice President Corporate Services
Total Cash $1,090,921 Equity $2,482,452 Other $26,000 Total Compensation $3,599,373
Michael G. Van de Ven
Chief Operating Officer
Total Cash $1,285,143 Equity $3,092,540 Other $26,000 Total Compensation $4,403,683
Thomas M. Nealon
President
Total Cash $1,285,143 Equity $3,092,540 Other $26,000 Total Compensation $4,403,683
Tammy Romo
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $1,103,528 Equity $2,509,532 Other $26,000 Total Compensation $3,639,060
For its 2020 fiscal year, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES, 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
Gary C. Kelly CEO Pay $9,235,103 Median Employee Pay $66,269 CEO Pay Ratio 139:1
For its 2020 fiscal year, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
David W. Biegler Total Cash $274,731
Douglas H. Brooks Total Cash $246,265
Grace D. Lieblein Total Cash $246,265
J. Veronica Biggins Total Cash $244,990
John G. Denison Total Cash $274,731
John T. Montford Total Cash $277,705
Nancy B. Loeffler Total Cash $244,990
Ron Ricks Total Cash $267,508
Thomas W. Gilligan Total Cash $251,363
William H. Cunningham Total Cash $290,451

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