03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tech CEOs See Flat Compensation For First Time In Decade

In most years, come rain or shine, executive pay at technology startups always goes up because the competition for talent is always so intense. In 2009, however, cash compensation for CEOs at private technology companies will be flat compared to last year, according to a new CompStudy by executive search firm J. Robert Scott and Ernst & Young. This will be the first time CEO pay at private tech companies won't go up since the survey began ten years ago.