The 30 Highest-paid CEOs in Tech

May 29, 201727min

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

30. Ursula Burns, Xerox: $13.1 million

Reuters

29. Marc Benioff, Salesforce: $13.2 million

28. Glen Post, CenturyLink: $13.6 million

28. Glen Post, CenturyLink: $13.6 million

CenturyLink

27. Frank Bisignano, First Data: $13.8 million

27. Frank Bisignano, First Data: $13.8 million

Thomson Reuters

26. William Brown, Harris Corp: $13.9 million

26. William Brown, Harris Corp: $13.9 million

Harris

25. Patrick Gelsinger, VMware: $14.8 million

25. Patrick Gelsinger, VMware: $14.8 million

Thomson Reuters

24. Richard Templeton, Texas Instruments: $15 million

24. Richard Templeton, Texas Instruments: $15 million

Texas Instruments

23. Chuck Robbins, Cisco: $16 million

23. Chuck Robbins, Cisco: $16 million

Business Insider

22. Lowell McAdam, Verizon: $17.4 million

21. Satya Nadella, Microsoft: $17.7 million

21. Satya Nadella, Microsoft: $17.7 million

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

20. Pierre Nanterme, Accenture: $18.5 million

20. Pierre Nanterme, Accenture: $18.5 million

Accenture

19. Brad Smith, Intuit: $18.8 million

19. Brad Smith, Intuit: $18.8 million

18. Brian Krzanich, Intel: $19.1 million

18. Brian Krzanich, Intel: $19.1 million

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

17. Bill Nuti, NCR: $19.2 million

17. Bill Nuti, NCR: $19.2 million

NCR

16. Gary Dickerson, Applied Materials: $19.7 million

15. Gary Norcross, Fidelity National Information Services: $20 million

15. Gary Norcross, Fidelity National Information Services: $20 million

FIS

14. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe: $20 million

14. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe: $20 million

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

13. John Legere, T-Mobile: $20.1 million

13. John Legere, T-Mobile: $20.1 million

Steve Marcus/Reuters

12. Henry Fernandez, MSCI: $22.2 million

12. Henry Fernandez, MSCI: $22.2 million

MSCI

11. Kirill Tatarinov, Citrix Systems: $22.3 million

10. Hock Tan, Broadcom: $24.7 million

10. Hock Tan, Broadcom: $24.7 million

Broadcom

9. Randall Stephenson, AT&T: $25 million

9. Randall Stephenson, AT&T: $25 million

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

8. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo: $24.7 million

8. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo: $24.7 million

Getty Images

7. James Peterson, Microsemi: $28 million

6. Dion Weisler, HP: $28.2 million

5. Ginny Rometty, IBM: $32.3 million

5. Ginny Rometty, IBM: $32.3 million

Business Insider

4. Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise: $32.9 million

4. Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise: $32.9 million

HP

3. Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard: $33.1 million

3. Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard: $33.1 million

Thomson Reuters

2. Safra Catz, co-CEO of Oracle: $40.9 million

2. Safra Catz, co-CEO of Oracle: $40.9 million

Oracle

1. Mark Hurd, co-CEO of Oracle: $41.1 million

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