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The highest-paid tech CEOs in the United States

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The highest-paid tech CEOs in the United States

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Top-Paid Tech CEOs in the United States: Who’s the highest-paid tech CEO in America? If you said “Sundar Pichai,” you’d be right—but some of the other names (and companies) on the list of best-compensated chief executives might surprise you.

You’ll be shocked to learn how much these executives earn annually. In the U.S., the median worker’s salary for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $1,085 per week or $56,420 per year. By contrast, the country’s 53 highest-paid tech chief executive officers (CEOs) earn several times more in one minute than the average worker earns in a week. 

When companies do well, employees can receive bonuses and salary hikes. But it’s the CEOs that reap the biggest benefits in most cases. And if there’s one sector where most companies are doing spectacularly right now, that’s the tech industry. Five of the 53 compensation packages we examined were worth less than $20 million, and 12 topped $100 million. Who are tech’s highest-paid CEOs in America?

Note: Reed Hastings stepped down from his CEO role in 2023 and became executive chairman, replaced by the two Co-CEO, Greg Peters and Ted Sarandos. Chano Fernandez stepped down as co-CEO of Workday Inc. in December 2022. Carl Eschenbach was named the new co-CEO, alongside existing chief executive Aneel Bhusri. Aneel Bhusri to remain co-CEO until January 2024. BlackLine (BL) has appointed founder and former Chief Executive Therese Tucker and Chair Owen Ryan as co-CEOs, effective immediately. Tucker and Ryan succeed Marc Huffman, who agreed to serve in an advisory role for 2024, the company said, adding that Ryan will remain chair.

Top-Paid Tech CEOs in the United States

RankCEOCompanyCEO Pay
1Sundar PichaiAlphabet$225.9 million
2Barry McCarthyPeloton$168 million
3George KurtzCrowdStrike$147.7 million
4Safra CatzOracle$147.7 million
5Douglas IngramSarepta Therapeutics$124.9 million
6Tim CookApple$99.4 million
7Hock E. TanBroadcom$60.6 million
8Mark AndersonAlteryx$57.2 million
9Satya NadellaMicrosoft$54.9 million
10Reed Hastings*Netflix$51.07 million
11Ted Sarandos*Netflix$50.3 million
12Jeff LawsonTwillo$49.4 million
13Jason RobinsDraftKings$47.5 million
14Paul TraversVuzix$42.9 million
15Jay ChaudhryZscaler$41.5 million
16William McDermottServiceNow$38.5 million
17Christopher VienbacherBiogen$34 million
18Rangarajan RaghuramVMWare$32.3 million
19Anirudh DevganCadence Design Systems$32.2 million
20David GoeckelerWestern Digital$32 million
21Todd McKinnonOKTA$31.8 million
22Lisa SuAdvanced Micro Devices$30.2 million
23Charles RobbinsCisco Systems $29.3 million
24Sanjay MehrotraMicron Technologies$28.8 million
25Marc BenioffSalesforce$28.6 million
26Greg Peters*Netflix$28.1 million
27Sasan GoodarziIntuit$27.1 million
28Mark ZuckerbergMeta$27.1 million
29Dara KhosrowshahiUber$24.3 million
30Jensen HuangNVIDIA$23.7 million
31Michael WeeningCalix$22.3 million
32Jefferey SloanGlobal Payments$22.3 million
33Vincent RocheAnalog Devices$22 million
34Andrew AnagnostAutodesk$22 million
35Chano Fernandez*Workday Inc$22 million
36Daniel SchulmanPayPal$22 million
37Ajei GopalAnsys$21.8 million
38Marc HuffmanBlackline$21.8 million
39Haviv IlanTexas Instruments$21.7 million
40Regie AggarwalCVENT$21.2 million
41Enrique LoresHP Inc.$21 million
42Gregory BrownMotorola Solutions$21 million
43Anthony WoodROKU$21 million
44Maria BlackADP$20.8 million
45Allan ThygesenDocuSign $20.7 million
46Richard WallaceKLA Corp$20.6 million
47Gary DickersonApplied Materials$20.4 million
48Phong LeMicrostrategy$20.3 million
49Andrew WilsonElectronic Arts$19.9 million
50Stephane BancelModerna$19.4 million
51George KurianNetApp$18.8 million
52GoDaddyGoDaddy$18.6 million
53Aneel Bhusri*Workday Inc$18 million

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