American Airlines CEO's Salary Set At $700,000

January 28, 2014

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US Airways CEO Doug Parker addressed the media at Sky Harbor International Airport in February 2013 and discussed the merger.

 DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of the new American Airlines said he will get a salary of $700,000 this year and could get a bonus of twice that if the company is highly profitable, but Doug Parker said the majority of his compensation will come in the form of a stock award that has not been determined yet. Parker told employees Monday that his compensation would be less than that paid to CEOs at United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, which are roughly the same size as American after its merger with US Airways. He said that he requested the lower payout because union employees at the company are paid less than counterparts at those airlines.