This is one of the most deceptive charts I've ever seen, straight out of the proxy statement of a company called Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC):
The scales give away what's really happening, however. Compensation grew a whopping 67% more than did net income. Figuring this out requires crunching the numbers, however, as the chart makes it appear as though earnings and management compensation grow in perfect harmony!
What happens when net income growth is negative? Conveniently, the last time that occurred (some 3 years ago), this chart was not published in the company's proxy statement.