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Top 13 highest paid female CEOs and how they ranked overall in 2014

The highest-paid female chief executive in 2014 was Marissa Mayer, who made $42.1 million for leading Yahoo!. The next highest paid female CEO, United Therapeutics’ Dr. Martine Rothblatt, took home a staggering $1.6 million.

She was followed by TJX’s Carol Meyrowitz  with $3.3 million, Hewlett-Packard’s Margaret C. Whitman with $19.6 million and PepsiCo’s Indra K. Nooyi with 19.1 million.

It was never going to be 50-50 (not just yet, anyway), female CEOs still take home far less than their male counterparts.

In fact, of the 200 highest-paid chief executives on The New York Times’ list, only 13 were women. Additionally, the Times reports, “their average pay, $20 million, is 11.5% less than $22.6 million overall average.”

Yes, it is thrilling to see these women head up some of the country’s largest corporations. But, isn’t it troubling to see so few females represented?

Here’s what the top 13 female CEOs made, and how they ranked overall:

1. Marissa A. Mayer, Yahoo

Rank: 14th overall
$42.1 million

2. Dr. Martine Rothblat, United Therapeutics

Rank: 24th overall
$31.6 million

3. Carol Meyrowitz, TJX Companies

Rank: 54th overall
$23.3 million

4. Margaret C. Whitman, Hewlett-Packard

Rank: 72nd overall
$19.6 million

5. Indra K. Nooyi, PepsiCo

Rank: 81st overall
$19.1 million

6. Phebe N. Novakovic, General Dynamics

Rank: 83rd overall
$19.0 million

7. Virginia M. Rometty, IBM

Rank: 93rd overall
$17.9 million

8. Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin

Rank: 97th overall
$17.9 million

9. Patricia A. Woertz, Archer Daniels Midland

Rank: 120th overall
$16.3 million

10. Irene B. Rosenfeld, Mondelez International

Rank: 124th overall
$15.9 million

11. Mary T. Barra, General Motors

Rank: 126th overall
15.8 million

12. Laura J. Alber, Williams-Sonoma

Rank: 149th overall
$14.7 million

13. Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont

Rank: 181st overall
$13.1 million

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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