The Wall Street Journal CEO Compensation Study
analyzed CEO pay from many U.S. companies with fiscal year 2008 revenue of at least $5 billion that filed their proxy statements between October 2008 and March 2009. The data are in the file P02_30.xlsx.(Note: This data set is a somewhat different CEO compensation data set from the one used as an example in the next chapter.) a. Create histograms to gain a clearer understanding of the distributions of annual base salaries and bonuses earned by the surveyed CEOs in fiscal 2008. How would you characterize these histograms? b. Find the annual salary below which 75% of all given CEO salaries fall. c. Find the annual bonus above which 55% of all given CEO bonuses fall. d. Determine the range of the middle 50% of all given total direct compensation figures. For the 50% of the executives that do not fall into this middle 50% range, is there more variability in total direct compensation to the right than to the left? Explain. Within the spreadsheet, be sure to show all formulas used, and write a brief explanation of what the data means. No Word document is required for this assignment.