Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to Make $6.8 Million

Not bad.

The New York Times recently cut 100 from its newsroom staff in an effort to reduce costs. For those above the fray — like publisher and chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. — the days aren’t so cloudy. Proving that there’s always plenty of money at the top, Sulzberger is about get paid $6.8 million for the 2014 fiscal year.

Sulzberger’s big payday — a 28 percent increase over 2013 — will set in once Times Company shareholders gather on May 6 for an annual meeting.

WWD reports that Sulzberger is due a base salary of $1.1 million, $2 million in stock, $2.3 million in non-equity pay, $1.3 million in pension, and $186,405 in “other compensation.” Man, what we wouldn’t give to have a section on our paychecks for “other compensation.”