Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned $9.2M in Fiscal 2014, Doubling 2013 Compensation

tim_cook_headshot_glassesApple CEO Tim Cook's compensation for fiscal 2014 was $9.22 million, according to a newly released SEC filing. That breaks down to a salary of $1.7 million and non-equity incentive compensation of $6.7 million, double the $4.3M compensation he received in 2013.

Apple's newest executive hire, Angela Ahrendts, received $73 million in cash and stock. That includes a $400,000 salary, a $500,000 bonus, and $70 million in stock. Ahrendts, who joined Apple in May of 2014, was previously making $37 million at Burberry, and her offer package included an RSU award with a value of $37 million to compensate her for her unvested Burberry awards along with an RSU award of $33 million as a new Apple hire.

As for other Apple executives, Eddy Cue and Jeff Williams made over $24 million in stock awards, salary, and non-equity incentive plan compensation. Peter Oppenheimer earned $4.5 million, and Luca Maestri, Apple's new CFO, received $14 million.

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Apple had a record year under the guidance of Tim Cook, generating $182.8 billion in sales with $38.5 billion in net income in fiscal 2014, a new high for the company. According to its October forecast Apple expects to see revenue between $63.5 and $66.5 billion for the first quarter of 2015.

Apple will announce its earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2015 on Monday, January 27. MacRumors will provide live coverage of both the earnings release and the conference call.

Top Rated Comments

yaboyac29 Avatar
78 months ago

i hope the youth of today see that there's a way to make serious cash without being an athlete or entertainer. finish school.


steve jobs didn't finish school.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Locoboof Avatar
78 months ago
Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned $9.2M in Fiscal 2014, Doubling 2013 Compensation

Considering his position,that's surprisingly low to me.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
longofest Avatar
78 months ago

Considering his position,that's surprisingly low to me.


He got a crap-ton of stock in the previous year that has been on the up-swing of late, so let's not feel to bad for him.

so Tim Cook is poorer than Angela Ahrendts or Eddy Cue ???


"poor" is not a word I would ever use in comparison of any of those people.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steve333 Avatar
78 months ago
Big company CEOs get big pay but Yosemite is an unmitigated disaster.
Fix it, Cook. We're running out of patience.
While you're at it, grow a pair and reign in Ivy's input in software in which he obviously knows little about.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k2director Avatar
78 months ago
Tim Cook is over-payed and not the right guy to lead Apple.

He clearly is a first-class operations officer, but he doesn't have the product instincts to lead one of the most creative companies in the world (or what used to be) or the strength of personality to ride herd over the sprawling and somewhat undisciplined company that Apple has become.

Apple quality control (its most important asset) has taken a major nose-drive since Cook took over, with appalling bugs going many months or more before being fixed (just one example: how many times a day do I find my iPhone 6 won't quickly switch from portrait to landscape mode or vice versa when I take it out of my pocket?). And so many Apple products are left to go stale like Apple TV, iWork, displays, Radio, etc.

I wish Cook were the right guy for the job but he's not. He's a caretaker, not a creator, and Apple's success during his reign has largely been due to coasting on previous momentum that Jobs created over the years.

Apple and Cook are heading for a reckoning, and it's not going to be pretty when it happens.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
33scottie33 Avatar
78 months ago
Hmm, Kobe Bryant makes 23.5 million this year to dribble and shoot a basketball!:eek: What is the world coming to?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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