Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen's 2011 Compensation: $958,441

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UPDATED: The size of his pay package was up from $797,909 in the previous year. CEO Joe Clayton made $9.85 million in 2011.

NEW YORK - Dish Network said that always frugal chairman Charlie Ergen received compensation worth $958,441 in its latest year.

The total pay package compares to the $797,909 he made in the previous year. New CEO Joe Clayton's compensation amounted to $9.85 million last year. The company made the disclosures in a regulatory filing that is required of publicly traded firms.

Ergen's annual salary of $750,000 in 2011 was up from $600,000 in 2010, the filing showed. His compensation also included $170,551 in personal use of corporate aircraft, compared to $163,264 in 2010.

Clayton's salary for 2011 was $467,307. He also got stock awards worth $306,700, but the biggest part of his compensation package were option awards worth $9.07 million, according to the filing.

Dish competitor DirecTV recently said that its CEO Mike White's pay package reached $5.9 million. Also earlier this year, Viacom said that CEO Philippe Dauman's compensation amounted to $43.1 million in the latest fiscal year. Both saw compensation declines due to special year-ago awards.

But Disney CEO Robert Iger's pay rose 12 percent to $31.4 million.


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