The 10 highest-paid tech CEOs in the US

Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff

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Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff
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  • The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) issued a report on the highest-paid tech CEOs of 2018.
  • Oracle, PayPal, and DXC Technology are the S&P 500 tech companies that paid their CEOs the most, according to the report.
  • AFL-CIO finds that the average CEO salary in 2018 was $14.5 million, resulting from a $500,000 increase annually in the past decade. Nonsupervisory workers only made an average of $40,000, for comparison.
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New data from The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest federation of labor unions in the United States, tells us which CEOs were the highest paid in 2018.

AFL-CIO finds that CEO salaries at S&P 500 companies have been increasing by $500,000 annually for the past decade. In 2018, the average annual salary of a CEO was $14.5 million, as compared to a $40,000 salary for nonsupervisory and production workers.

Of those S&P 500 companies, Oracle and PayPal are among the tech companies that pay their chief execs the most.

Here are the top 10 highest paid tech CEOs, according to the report:


10. Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga: $20.4 million

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9. Former Intuit CEO Brad Smith: $21 million

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Smith stepped down as CEO at the end of 2018 after an 11-year run.


8. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins: $21.3 million

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7. Former Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme: $22.3 million

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Nanterme, who led Accenture during 8 years as CEO, passed away in the January of 2019. He was 59 years old.


6. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: $25.8 million

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5. Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff: $28.4 million

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4. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen: $28.4 million

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3. DXC Technology CEO Mike Lawrie: $32.2 million

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2. PayPal CEO Daniel Schulman: $38.8 million

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1. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd: $108.3 million

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