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Highest paid CEO in every state

  • Highest paid CEO in every state

    A recent survey from the Stanford Graduate School of Business revealed that the median respondent believes the average CEO of a top 500 American company makes $1 million annually. Of that same pool of respondents 74% were adamant that these executive salaries were not “the correct amount relative to the average worker” which serves to suggest that they would be even more displeased to find that the real median CEO salary amongst the top 500 companies is a whopping $10.3 million.

    While the massive companies whose revenues drive these high-executive salaries are typically thought to be headquartered in big financial superhubs like New York’s Wall Street and California’s Silicon Valley there is actually a much greater geographic diversity to the nation’s leading corporations and their respective executives.

    In underscoring how many places around the country boast big companies with wealthy executives Stacker used data from Equilar and the Associated Press to list the best-compensated CEO from every state with available data. Since the study only considered publicly traded companies that accumulated revenues of at least $1 billion the following states are omitted from the story: Alaska, Montana, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

    Read on to discover the highest-paid CEO in your state.

    ALSO: Click here to see the highest paid CEOs in America.

  • Alabama: O. B. Grayson Hall, Jr.

    Company: Regions Financial
    Total compensation: $9438642
    Rank among all states: #34


     

  • Arizona: Richard C. Adkerson

    Company: Freeport-McMoRan
    Total compensation: $16194102
    Rank among all states: #23


     

  • Arkansas: C. Douglas McMillon

    Company: Walmart
    Total compensation: $22791276
    Rank among all states: #16


     

  • California: Michael Rapino

    Company: Live Nation Entertainment
    Total compensation: $70615760
    Rank among all states: #2


     

  • Colorado: Gregory B. Maffei

    Company: Liberty Media & Qurate Retail Group
    Total compensation: $67622019
    Rank among all states: #4


     

  • Connecticut: Mark T. Bertolini

    Company: Aetna
    Total compensation: $18702992
    Rank among all states: #21


     

  • Delaware: Hervé Hoppenot

    Company: Incyte
    Total compensation: $16087031
    Rank among all states: #24


     

  • Dist. of Columbia: Thomas P. Joyce

    Company: Danaher
    Total compensation: $14779478
    Rank among all states: #26


     

  • Florida: Brian D. Jellison

    Company: Roper Technologies
    Total compensation: $29158675
    Rank among all states: #10


     

  • Georgia: Frank J. Bisignano

    Company: First Data
    Total compensation: $102210396
    Rank among all states: #1


     

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