Amazon has added Apple to a list of companies it measures against when deciding executive pay, according to a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing found
by India's Economic Times
. The document also shows that Amazon increased compensation for its executives in 2012. It's uncertain, though, if the pay bump is directly related to Apple's inclusion as a reference point.
SEC filings do show that four Apple executives were among the highest-paid in the S&P 500
during 2012. Of the Apple group, the highest-paid was senior VP of Technologies Bob Mansfield, who pulled in $85.5 million. Much of that came in the form of stocks however, which won't return any cash until Mansfield can sell them off.