NBCUniversal’s CEO Steve Burke saw his pay jump in 2017 to $46.5 million in 2017, according to regulatory filing with the SEC on Monday.
Burke’s 2017 take was slightly higher than the $46.07 million he made in 2016.
His base salary was essentially the same in 2017 at $2.88 million (up from $2.80 million in 2016), and he received $15.35 million in options awards and another $5.34 million in stock awards. His pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings rose from $8.56 million to $10.16 million. The catch-all “other compensation” rose from $4.12 million to $4.37 million. Burke’s non-equity incentive plan compensation was $8.47 million, down slightly from 2016 ($9.9 million).
Comcast chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts, meanwhile, saw his pay decline in 2017 from $32.96 million to $32.52 million. Though his base salary increased slightly from $3.01 million to $3.10 million, his non-equity incentive plan compensation dipped from $10.67 million to $9.12 million. Comcast CFO Michael Cavanagh saw his pay decline in 2017 as well to $20.1 million, down from the $25.7 million he earned in 2016.
Last week, Comcast beat its first-quarter earnings thanks to a big boost from the Winter Olympics and Super Bowl. Comcast also announced its $31 billion offer to acquire Sky.