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Pay increases for executives at private life sciences companies hit a 12-year low

In 2011, year-over-year executive cash compensation increased just 1.6%, well below the historical 5% annual rise, according to a nationwide survey.

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Figure 1: Cash compensation for life sciences nonfounders.
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The author would like to thank Evan Brown at extensionEngine LLC ( for his contributions to the CompStudy report and this article.

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Rychlik, B. Pay increases for executives at private life sciences companies hit a 12-year low. Nat Biotechnol 30, 289–291 (2012).

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