The Top 5 Highest Paid CEOs in the United States

  CEO Company
(sector)
CEO Earnings 2012 Average Worker Earnings CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio
1 Lawrence J. Ellison Oracle Corporation
(information technology)
$96,160,696 $75,080 1,041 to 1
2 Elon Musk Tesla Motors Inc.
(automobile industry)
$78,150,010 $72,070 1,084 to 1
3 Mario J. Gabelli GAMCO Investors, Inc
(financial consultants)
$68,970,486 $61,700 1,267 to 1
4 Robert A. Kotick Activision Blizzard Inc.
(video games)
$64,942,306 $43,640 1,791 to 1
5 Leslie Moonves CBS Corporation
(television media)
$62,157,026 $43,640 1,791 to 1
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Sources:  The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. (2013). Executive Paywatch: "100 Highest-Paid CEOs" Please visit the source of the data here.

List Notes: Data is for the year 2012 in U.S. dollars. CEO compensation data was obtained by AFL-CIO from proxy statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the latest fiscal years. The CEO compensation data was provided to the AFL-CIO by Salary.com and includes data for some 3,000 corporations, including most of those listed in the Russell 3000 Index. Worker earnings are an average of all the major job classifications in that particular sector. CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio is an average for the sector. CEO earnings are for the year 2012. Worker earnings are yearly.
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