Apple chief executive Tim Cook took home $4.17 million in compensation for the fiscal year 2012, a year in which Apple blew past all revenue projections and became the most valuable company in the world, according to a filing the company made Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
That figured includes $1.36 million in salary and a $2.8-million cash bonus.
If that total take-home pay sounds paltry for the chief executive of the world's most valuable company, well, weep not for him. Cook did not receive any more stock this year, in large part because the company awarded him 1 million restricted stock units when he was promoted to chief executive in August 2011. Those RSUs vest over the next 10 years.
The board did increase Cook's salary from $900,000 to $1.4 million.
"Despite this increase, the target annual cash compensation for Mr. Cook remains significantly below the median annual cash compensation level for CEOs at peer companies," according to the filing.
One fun fact from the filing: As Apple grew this year, the filing says the company had to lower the bar for defining what those "peer companies" were.