Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen’s Pay Grew 48 Percent in 2017

But it’s still a (relatively) modest $2.4 million

Charlie Ergen

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen earned $2.4 million in 2017, which was a nice 48 percent uptick from the prior year.

The satellite-TV company boss’s base salary was flat at $1 million — the difference this time around was $654,000 in option awards. Ergen also saw his catch-all category “All Other Compensation” rise about $130,000 versus 2016.

Ergen made more money than Dish’s other top executives, which includes President & CEO W. Erik Carlson, who saw his pay sink 60 percent year over year. That was pretty much all an options awards change as well. Ergen shed the CEO title in December.

Meanwhile, new Engineering and Broadcast EVP Jeffrey L. McSchooler earned about $2.1 million last year.

Last month, Ergen’s company touted that its Sling TV service grew subscribers by 47 percent, and now has more than 2.2 million users. Click the above “Also Read” for more on that streaming success story.