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Pay for Delta CEO totals $15.8 million


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.


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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.