A survey of chief executive compensation figures found that the median year-over-year percentage increase in pay was just short of 10 percent for 2006.

Corporate-governance watchdog the Corporate Library said that its preliminary survey of CEO compensation, covering more than 1,000 of the largest U.S. companies and based on recent proxy filings, revealed a median increase in total compensation of 9.29 percent for the 2006 fiscal year. The 2005 fiscal year saw an increase of nearly 16 percent.

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