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 stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.