If high-level executives are genuinely worth what they are paid then there should be no issue or serious reservations with declaring it to the world. In fact, the standard practice should be for all Executive Officers to make a public post something like this:
Hello, I’m so-and-so. This is how much I make (including options and bonuses) and here are the reasons I am worth this amount. Here also is the median pay of the company’s non-executive employees.
…and then open it up for public commentary.