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The L-Blast | January 2022

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Inflation and Executive Compensation

It’s a new year and as inflation continues to rise, budgetary concerns regarding compensation take center stage. We have been writing on this topic for several months, focusing primarily on the effects on salaries at the employee level. In this L-Blast, we hone in on the inflationary impact on executive pay. In this month’s featured article, we examine executive compensation average salary increases over the past five years as they relate to inflation. We project that for 2022, record increases in executive base salaries to above pre-pandemic levels will take effect.

We hope you find this information insightful and aids in your executive compensation decisions. As always, let us know if you have any questions regarding the topics shared in this L-Blast, or if you need help developing your executive compensation strategy.


Rising Inflation and Executive Salary Increases

Salary budget planning for 2022 has been a hot discussion as companies moved to finalize budgets for this year. In general, salary forecast trends for 2022 are currently tracking to be about one percent higher than previous projections earlier in 2021. Recent pulse surveys (conducted by Mercer, SHRM and WorldatWork) have surfaced suggesting companies are now looking to make increases…

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Inflation Rate Hits 7% Year-over-Year, Driving ‘Real’ Wages Down

Rising inflation rates and the tight labor market are making employers rethink their approach to pay increases for 2022.

Consumer prices rose 7 percent year-over-year in December 2021, the largest 12-month increase in nearly 40 years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Jan. 12, adding pressure on employers to raise wages more than they anticipated this year.

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Goldman CEO says he sees ‘real wage inflation everywhere’ after 33% jump in pay expenses

Wall Street firms are playing catch up with employee compensation, boosting pay in the second year of a deal-making and trading boom.

That’s what Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon conceded on Tuesday during a conference call with analysts to discuss the bank’s fourth-quarter results. At one point during trading, shares of the bank had fallen more than 8% after a jump in quarterly expenses took investors by surprise. READ MORE

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