MILWAUKEE – Last year was a very, very good year for Harley-Davidson’s top executives, most notably President and C.E.O. Matt Levatich. His total compensation in 2016 was $9,350,303 – or nearly $180,000 per week ($179,813 to be exact). That takes in salary, bonuses, stock awards and more.
This also means that with Harley-Davidson selling 260,289 motorcycles worldwide in 2016, nearly $36 per sale went to Levatich, who saw his compensation increase by more than $2.8 million from the $6,470,048 that he earned in 2015. His weakest year recently was 2013 when he earned only $3.7 million.
Four other top execs at Harley-Davidson had combined compensation 2016 of $12,766,022 in 2016.
By comparison, Polaris Industries’ chairman and C.E.O., Scott Wine, only had compensation in 2016 of $5,458,077 (or slightly less than $105,000 per week). Polaris builds Indian motorcycles.
Salaries of company executives become public through filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.