Comparisons to Peer Groups Hike CEO Pay by Mark Friedman Posted 10/15/2012 12:00 am Updated 5 years ago The practice known as peer group compensation benchmarking is the reason CEO pay has climbed to stratospheric levels in the last two decades, according to a recent study. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.