Hikmet Ersek has been the CEO of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) since 2010, and this article will examine the executive’s compensation with respect to the overall performance of the company. This analysis will also look to assess whether the CEO is appropriately paid, considering recent earnings growth and investor returns for Western Union. According to our data, The Western Union Company has a market capitalization of US$9.3b, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth US$10m over the year to December 2019. That’s a notable increase of 10% on last year. We think total compensation is more important but our data shows that the CEO salary is lower, at US$1.0m.