Executive compensation, in particular bonuses, has gotten a lot of scrutiny in recent weeks, with good reason.

Chief executives at the 300 largest public companies reportedly saw their collective pay decrease by 3.8 percent to a median $10.8 million in 2015, according to The Wall Street Journal. The dip was primarily due to lower growth related to a tepid economy at home and abroad. Even with that downward trajectory, though, federal regulators have announced plans to introduce restrictions on bonuses paid out to executives in return for taking on excessive risk.

We decided to examine executive compensation for our Founders 40 list, a group of publicly owned companies that still have direct input from founders. Here's a look at the pay increases and decreases for some of the high-profile founders and companies on the list, based on the most recent two-year period for which data was available.

Founder and CompanyBase SalaryBonuses and other compensationTotalPercent change

Nick Woodman
GoPro

Public since
June 2014
2014: $800,000
2013: $800,000
2014: $76,627,175
2013: $1,052,791
2014: $77,427,175
2013: $1,852,791
4,078
Renaud Laplanche
Lending Club

Public since
December 2014
2015: $438,750
2014: $314,583
2015: $11,191,290
2014: $203,625
2015: $11,630,040
2014: $518,208
2,144
Randy Garutti
Shake Shack

Public since
January 2015
2015: $400,000
2014: $330,000
2015: $6,279,150
2014: $43,014
2015: $6,679,150
2014: $373,014
1,690
Matt Maloney
GrubHub
Public since
April 2014
2015: $600,000
2014: $400,000
2015: $7,667,116
2014: $3,190,928
2015: $8,277, 116
2014: $3,590,928
131
Jack Dorsey
Square
Public since
November 2015
2015: $6,000
2014: $3,750
2015: $0
2014: $0
2015: $6,000
2014: $3750
60
George Martinez
Allegiance Bancshares

Public since
October 2015
2015: $385,000
2014: $350,008
2015: $22,825
2014: $26,714
2015: $407,825
2014: $376,722
8.3
Keith R. Dunleavy
Inovalon Holdings

Public since
February 2015
2015: $213,161
2014: $205,012
2015: $5,151
2014: $4,891
2015: $218,312
2014: $209,903
4
Aaron Levie
Box

Public since
January 2015
2015: $155,000
2014: $150,833
2015: $39,022
2014: $38,837
2015: $194,022
2014: $189,670
2.3
Thomas Ennis
Amplify Snack Brands

Public since
August 2015
2015: $500,000
2014: $310,213
2015: $1,306,494
2014: $3,969,414
2015: $1,806,494
2014: $4,279,627
-57.8
James Park
Fitibit

Public since
June 2015
2015: $525,000
2014: $222,179
2015: $1,380,840
2014: $7,612,909
2015: $1,905,840
2014: $7,835,088
-75.6
EXPLORE MORE Founders 40 COMPANIESRectangle