The Boston Globe examined CEO compensation at more than 200 publicly traded companies based in Massachusetts. The data was compiled from company filings with the SEC through July 31 by the Globe and Capital IQ, a financial research firm owned by Standard & Poor's. Here is what the data showed.
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Pay vs. Performance
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Executive share

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Errors in executive pay

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Taking stock of their options

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CEO works without salary

CEO works without salary

John Hatsopoulos makes less than he did when he pumped gas in college.

Big bucks for top execs

They are the Alex Rodriguez, LeBron James, and Tiger Woods of Mass. chief executives — on payday, that is.
(Illustration by Dan Page for The Boston Globe)

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