It’s no secret that the tech industry is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative sectors. So it’s no wonder that when the New York Times compiled a list of the 200 most highly paid executives of any industry, twenty-eight of them were executives from tech companies.
So who made the cut?
Here are the five tech company executives with the highest salaries.
Marissa Mayer of Yahoo makes $36.6 million, less than one percent of that being her actual salary. The great majority of it comes from stocks and bonuses.
Paul Ricci of Nuance Communications made $37.1 million last year, over ten million more dollars than he made in 2011. Like Mayer, the majority of his money comes from stocks, though his $700,000 salary isn’t bad, either.
James Crowe of Level 3 Communications makes about $50 million. While his salary is well over a million dollars, his real haul comes from bonuses, stocks, and options.
Robert Kotick, the head of Activision Blizzard puts Crow to shame at $64.9 million in 2012, though he only made $8.3 million in 2011. With only a two million dollar salary and seven million dollars in bonuses, his $55 million dollar stock holdings make up the largest chunk of his compensation.
Larry Ellison of Oracle made $96.2 million in 2012, up from $77.6 million the previous year. And while he famously takes a one dollar salary, his four million in bonuses and perks is augmented by over $90.5 million in options.