Apple CEO Tim Cook Annual Pay Rises 11.5 Percent to $10.3 Million

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The tech giant discloses its executive pay in a regulatory filing.

Apple CEO Tim Cook received $10.28 million in compensation in the most recent year, up 11.5 percent from $9.22 million the year before.

Cook's pay package includes a base salary of $2.0 million, up from $1.75 million, along with $8.0 million in non-equity incentive pay, up from $6.7 million. It also includes $281,327 in other compensation, according to a regulatory filing.

Cook's rise in compensation coincides with a 16 percent stock gain in the company's fiscal year, which ended on Sep. 26. 

The filing shows that Apple paid five senior vice presidents more than $25 million each, including stock awards worth $20 million each. Those executives include Eddy Cue, who oversees Apple's iTunes Store, App Store and the like.

During its fiscal year-end call with analysts, Cook called fiscal-year 2015 "Apple's most successful year ever," with revenue growing 28 percent to $234 billion on sales of the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. An all-new Apple TV began shipping in November.

Cook's compensation might appear paltry compared to other chief executives — Disney CEO Bob Iger made $44.9 million in 2015, for example — but Cook made an astronomical $378 million in 2011 courtesy of stock awards he'd receive periodically over a decade.

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