While media companies dominate the list of top paid CEOs, leaders of tech companies aren’t far behind. We are happy to see so many familiar names of our customers and award entrants into the UK Customer Experience Awards and the UK Digital Experience Awards. Some of them are Oracle, Intuit, Accenture, Microsoft, Xerox and First Data.
Combined, the top 30 CEOs in tech made $662 million in 2016, according to a new report out from Equilar, an executive compensation data firm, in partnership with the New York Times.
The study only looked at executives at publicly-traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that had filed proxy statements before May 1.
Each exec’s total compensation for 2016 includes salary, cash bonuses, the grant-date value of stock option awards, and other compensation, which includes perks like security expenses. (You can read Equilar and The New York Times full methodology here).
Of the list of the top 200 highest-paid CEOs, 30 are in the tech industry, helming companies that make everything from semiconductors to cloud services.
Here’s which tech CEOs brought home the most bacon in 2016:
30. Ursula Burns, Xerox: $13.1 million
29. Marc Benioff, Salesforce: $13.2 million
28. Glen Post, CenturyLink: $13.6 million
27. Frank Bisignano, First Data: $13.8 million
26. William Brown, Harris Corp: $13.9 million
25. Patrick Gelsinger, VMware: $14.8 million
24. Richard Templeton, Texas Instruments: $15 million
23. Chuck Robbins, Cisco: $16 million
22. Lowell McAdam, Verizon: $17.4 million
21. Satya Nadella, Microsoft: $17.7 million
20. Pierre Nanterme, Accenture: $18.5 million
19. Brad Smith, Intuit: $18.8 million
18. Brian Krzanich, Intel: $19.1 million
17. Bill Nuti, NCR: $19.2 million
16. Gary Dickerson, Applied Materials: $19.7 million
15. Gary Norcross, Fidelity National Information Services: $20 million
14. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe: $20 million
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13. John Legere, T-Mobile: $20.1 million
12. Henry Fernandez, MSCI: $22.2 million
11. Kirill Tatarinov, Citrix Systems: $22.3 million
9. Randall Stephenson, AT&T: $25 million
8. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo: $24.7 million
7. James Peterson, Microsemi: $28 million
6. Dion Weisler, HP: $28.2 million
5. Ginny Rometty, IBM: $32.3 million
4. Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise: $32.9 million
3. Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard: $33.1 million
2. Safra Catz, co-CEO of Oracle: $40.9 million
1. Mark Hurd, co-CEO of Oracle: $41.1 million
Written by: Biz Carson
Source: Business Insider