Female CEO Who Now Makes More Than Marissa Mayer

IBM's Virginia Rometty was compensated $32.3M in 2016, Mayer just $27.4M
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2017 8:52 AM CDT
10 Highest-Paid Female CEOs
Top: IBM's Virginia Rometty; Yahoo's Marissa Mayer; PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi; General Motors' Mary Barra; General Dynamics' Phebe Novakovic. Bottom: Lockheed Martin's Marillyn Hewson; Mondelez's Irene Rosenfeld; Duke Energy's Lynn Good; Mylan's Heather Bresch; and Reynolds American's Susan Cameron.   (AP Photo)

Think "well-compensated female CEO" and Marissa Mayer is likely to come to mind, but the Yahoo CEO has been knocked off her perch as the highest-paid one, per an Equilar-AP analysis. The survey included only women CEOs who've been in their roles for at least two years at companies on the S&P 500 that filed federal proxy statements between Jan. 1 and May 1 of this year. Looking at base salary, plus bonuses, stocks, perks, and other compensation, the survey found that women CEOs overall did well on the paycheck front, with a median payday of $13.1 million in 2016 (their male counterparts only raked in a median payout of $11.4 million). But of 346 CEOs, just 21 were female. Here, the 10 women chief execs who got paid the most:

  1. Virginia Rometty, IBM: $32.3 million
  2. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo: $27.4 million
  3. Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo: $25.2 million
  4. Mary Barra, General Motors: $22.4 million
  5. Phebe Novakovic, General Dynamics: $21.2 million
  6. Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin: $19.4 million
  7. Irene Rosenfeld, Mondelez International: $15.8 million
  8. Lynn Good, Duke Energy: $13.5 million
  9. Heather Bresch, Mylan NV: $13.3 million
  10. Susan Cameron, Reynolds American: $13.1 million
See how much their pay rose or fell from the previous year here. (These female CEOs make more than their male counterparts.)

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