In addition to his $1.7 million, Akerson will also receive $5.3 million worth of GM stock, delivered over the course of three years beginning on September 30, 2011. Furthermore, he will receive an additional $2 million in stock under GM's long-term incentive plan.
This may seem like quite a bit, but things are a lot richer (literally) just down the road in Dearborn. Ford's CEO, Alan Mulally, makes substantially more – he netted $17.9 million in cash and bonuses in 2009 – though this is largely due to the fact that the government bailouts have limited the CEO salary amounts for both GM and Chrysler.
[Source: Edmunds Auto Observer | Image: John F. Martin/AFP/Getty]