Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Mark Dunkerley received total compensation of $3.3 million in 2015 in what was a record earnings year for the state’s largest carrier.
Dunkerley, 52, was the third-highest-paid CEO at a Hawaii publicly traded company and trailed only Bank of Hawaii’s Peter Ho, $5.2 million, and Matson’s Matt Cox, $4.4 million.
Hawaiian recorded a company-record $189.3 million in adjusted net income last year and flew a record 10.7 million passengers.
Dunkerley’s pay package was up 5.5 percent from the $3.1 million he received in 2014, according to a proxy that the company filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Dunkerley’s base salary last year was $695,000, up 6 percent from $655,625 in 2014. He also received $1.6 million in stock awards, $936,000 in non-equity incentive plan compensation and $44,328 in all other compensation.
The company will hold its annual shareholders meeting on May 18 at 8 a.m. at Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Kalia Executive Conference Center in the Hibiscus Room.
Hawaiian’s stock closed up 90 cents today to a 52-week high of $48.20. The company’s shares are up 119 percent over the past 12 months and ahead 36.4 percent since Jan. 1.