Qantas Airways’ 1st Female CEO Is Taking Over The Company With $1.6M As Base Salary!

by Shreya Rathod
Qantas Airways’ 1st Female CEO Is Taking Over The Company With $1.6M As Base Salary!

Qantas Airways is an Australian carrier with excellent reviews. Recently, its CEO, Alan Joyce, has stepped down from the position. In his place, Vanessa Hudson will be the new and the first female CEO of the company. But do you know how much she will earn? Take a look at the salary of Qantas Airways’ new CEO. 

Salary Of Qantas Airways’ New CEO

Vanessa Hudson, the new Chief Executive Officer of Qantas Airways, is set to resume her role in November. According to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald, her base salary will be $1.6 million. In addition to this, she is said to receive an incentive in millions of dollars if the carrier meets its targets.

If the company meets its operational and share price goals, Hudson’s take-home compensation could be up to or greater than $5.8 million. Additionally, she will be eligible for 12 short-haul excursions and four long-haul trips per year.

At the annual general meeting in November, the company’s shareholders vote on the chief executive’s compensation. Since Alan Joyce took over the airline in 2008, the shareholders have approved Joyce’s compensation. Hudson’s basic pay will be 25 per cent less than outgoing head Joyce’s $2.2 million salary and her target total compensation will be roughly 30 per cent less than his $8.4 million.

Joyce began his 15-year career in 2008 on a $2 million salary, which was 24per cent less than his predecessor, Geoff Dixon.

Salaries Of CEOs Around The World

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CEOs around the world earn millions and billions of dollars. Here are some of them with their salaries according to the 2022 report:

  • Elon Musk – Despite his salary, Elon Musk earns a lot from his compensation. The total figure comes to around $10 billion. 
  • Tim Cook – The Apple CEO took a pay cut in 2023. After which, he received a salary of $49 million. 
  • Sundar Pichai – The former Google CEO received a base salary of $2 million. 
  • Reed Hastings – The Netflix CEO earned a compensation of $453.5 million. 

Besides the base salaries, CEOs receive compensation, incentive, bonuses and more. Anyway, Vanessa Hudson will be receiving millions of dollars.

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