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November 26, 2020

Here’s a list of highest-paid CEOs by state (Mississippi’s earned $4.2 million clucks last year)

Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30.

Not every state has such a company headquartered there. The survey includes only CEOs who have been in place for at least two years, but it does not limit the survey to companies in the S&P 500, as the AP’s general compensation study does. That’s why it includes such CEOs as Tesla’s Elon Musk.

To calculate CEO pay, Equilar adds salary, bonus, stock awards, stock option awards, deferred compensation and other components that include benefits and perks. For some companies, big raises can occur when CEOs get a stock grant in one year as part of a multi-year grant.

Median pay for S&P 500 CEOs was $12 million last year. Median means half made more, and half made less.
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Alabama: J. Thomas Hill, Vulcan Materials, $7.8 million
Arizona: Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan, $14 million
Arkansas: C. Douglas McMillon, Walmart, $23.6 million
California: Elon Musk, Tesla, $2.28 Billion
Colorado: Gregory Maffei, Liberty Media, $20.2 million
Connecticut: Glenn Fogel, Booking Holdings, $20.5 million
Delaware: Hervé Hoppenot, Incyte, $9.3 million
Washington, D.C.: Thomas  Joyce, Jr., Danaher, $15.4 million
Florida: Frank Del Rio, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, $22.6 million
Georgia: Martin Richenhagen, AGCO, $18.6 million
Hawaii: Constance Lau, Hawaiian Electric Industries, $5.7 million
Idaho: Darrel Anderson, IDACORP, $4.5 million
Illinois: Miles White , Abbott Laboratories, $24.3 million
Indiana: David Ricks, Eli Lilly, $15.7 million
Iowa: Daniel Houston, Principal Financial Group, $10.5 million
Kansas: Thomas Gentile III, Spirit AeroSystems, $9.9 million
Kentucky: William Carstanjen, Churchill Downs, $21.1 million
Louisiana: Leo Denault, Entergy, $9.3 million
Maine: Jonathan Ayers, IDEXX Laboratories, $6.8 million
Maryland: David Zaslav, Discovery, $129.5 million
Massachussetts: James Heppelmann, PTC, $50 million
Michigan: Mary Barra, General Motors, $21.9 million
Minnesota: James Cracchiolo, Ameriprise Financial, $24.8 million
Mississippi: Joe Sanderson, Jr., Sanderson Farms, $4.2 million
Missouri: Michael Neidorff, Centene, $26.1 million
Nebraska: Lance Fritz, Union Pacific, $12.8 million
Nevada: Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands, $24 million
New Hampshire: Timothy McGrath, PC Connection, $4.5 million
New Jersey: Kenneth Frazier, Merck, $20.9 million
New Mexico: Patricia Collawn, PNM Resources, $4.8 million
New York: James Dimon, JPMorgan Chase, $30 million
North Carolina: Brian Moynihan, Bank of America, $22.5 million
North Dakota: David Goodin, MDU Resources Group, $4.1 million
Ohio: Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum, $18.9 million
Oklahoma: Harold Hamm, Continental Resources, $13.3 million
Oregon: Bryan DeBoer, Lithia Motors, $5.5 million
Pennsylvania: Brian Roberts, Comcast, $35 million
Rhode Island: Larry Merlo, CVS Health, $21.9 million
South Carolina: John Williams, Domtar, $8 million
South Dakota: David Emery, Black Hills , $4.1 million (left company on Dec. 31, 2018)
Tennessee: R. Milton Johnson, HCA Healthcare, $20.1 million (left company on Dec. 31, 2018)
Texas: Lewis Bird III, At Home Group, $43.1 million
Utah: Joseph Margolis, Extra Space Storage, $4.4 million
Virginia: Paul Saville, NVR, $39.1 million
Washington: John Legere, T-Mobile US, $66.5 million
Wisconsin: Jeffery Yabuki, Fiserv, $12.4 million

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