Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What They Made

Every year, TMC prints the annual compensation for local area executives. The 2008 edition was printed in this past Sunday's paper.

For those of us from outside the area, the list doesn't mean much. First, there are only 13 publicly-traded companies "in the Lehigh Valley," which includes East Greenville, Harleysville, Souderton, Boyertown, Breinigsville and Doylestown for the purposes of this report. I'd venture to guess the biggest cheeses who actually live and work in the Lehigh Valley don't show up on this list, even though many of their salaries are public information, too. (If you're curious how much our elected officials and their staff members make, visit this site. You might be surprised!)

It took two TMC reporters to paraphrase the report and make the observation that even executives got a pay cut this year. I miss The Washington Post.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9/22/2009

    Other than a couple people at the top of PPL & Air Products, most of the "big cheeses" in the area are people you've probably never heard of. Owners of small-to-medium private businesses who do not have to disclose pay information. Many who built their businesses from scratch.

    Oh, and until about 2-3 years ago, some local real estate developers were probably on the top of this heap.