There's an interesting survey out from BDO Seidman looking at board director compensation in mid-market public companies. According to these figures, which cover publicly-traded firms with under $1 billion in annual revenues, directors in high tech firms make more than their counterparts in energy, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and even financial services. Of course, you have to look at the fine print to see whether bigger "compensation" means bigger take-home checks.
The data came from public disclosures, so it's pretty complete. Here's a summary table, built from the information:
|Industry||Compensation||% Cash||% Full-Value Stock||% Stock Options|