Delta CEO Richard Anderson, who retires Monday May 2, earned $15.8 million in total compensation in 2015.
That's down from nearly $17.6 million a year earlier. The decline is due to a payout under a one-time award plan that increased stock awards to Anderson in 2014, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Anderson's compensation for 2015 included a salary of $800,000, stock awards of nearly $7.7 million, option awards of $3.8 million, $3.2 million in other incentives and $341,799 in other compensation including retirement benefits, life insurance and perqs.
Incoming CEO Ed Bastian, who steps into the top role Monday, had $9 million in total compensation in 2015. That included $625,000 in salary, $4 million in stock awards, $2 million in option awards, $2.2 million in other incentives and $233,710 in other compensation.