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Business Tutorial: WRDS

Where can I find information on executive compensation?

From the WRDS homepage choose Compustat- Capital IQ. Next select Execucomp from the Compustat Quarterly Updates section. Finally choose Annual Compensation.

  1. Choose your date range.

    Execucomp Step 1
     
  2. Under Apply Your Company Codes, click on Ticker and type the ticker symbol (Example: IBM) into the search box.


     
  3. Under Query Variables, select Company Name under Company Information, your executive information variables under Executive Information and your compensation variables under Compensation Data

    Execucomp Step 4
     
  4. Under Query Output, select Excel and the date format. 

    Execucomp Step 5
     
  5. Click on the Submit Query button and when the data output is complete, a link to the Excel file will appear.  Click on the link to the Excel file to access the downloaded data.

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