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What Salaries Top 15 Highest Paid Woman CEOs Received In 2014: Female CEOs Pay?

The aerospace and defense giant, Lockheed-Martin chief Marillyn A. Hewson was the highest-paid woman in the Wall Street Journal’s annual pay rankings, coming in at No. 11 on the overall list with a compensation package valued at $33.7 million, up 34% from a year earlier.

Surprise! The Highest Paid CEOs are often a bunch of men. But this year – Female CEOs smashed The Corporate Glass Ceiling.

Notably, 15 of the 300 companies surveyed had female CEOs, meanwhile 3 of the 15 highest-paid woman CEOs earned less than the median pay of $13.6 million.

The highest-paid woman CEO in the previous year’s rankings, Carol Meyrowitz, dropped to the 2nd spot.

The next 2 highest-paid female CEOs after Carol Meyrowitz are PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi, whose total compensation for 2014 was valued at $22.5 million and Xerox’s Ursula Burns, whose was valued at $22.2 million.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra earned $16.2 million in her first year at the helm, a pay package that was 80% higher than her predecessor’s $9 million 2013 pay. Notably, GM said early last year that Mary Barra would make about $14.4 million in 2014.

List of the 15 highest-paid woman CEOs in 2014:

1. Hewson, Marillyn A., Lockheed Martin    
Overall Pay Rank – 11
Total Pay – $33.7 Million

2. Meyrowitz, Carol, TJX Companies
Overall Pay Rank – 21
Total Pay – $28.7 Million

3. Nooyi, Indra K., PepsiCo
Overall Pay Rank – 43
Total Pay – $22.5 Million

4. Burns, Ursula M., Xerox
Overall Pay Rank – 44
Total Pay – $22.2 Million

5. Rosenfeld, Irene, Mondelez International
Overall Pay Rank – 53
Total Pay – $21.0 Million

6. Whitman, Margaret C., Hewlett-Packard
Overall Pay Rank – 63
Total Pay – $19.6 Million

7. Novakovic, Phebe N., General Dynamics
Overall Pay Rank – 69
Total Pay – $19.4 Million

8. Rometty, Virginia M., IBM
Overall Pay Rank – 71
Total Pay – $19.3 Million

9. Woertz, Patricia A., Archer-Daniels-Midland
Overall Pay Rank – 90
Total Pay – $17.0 Million

10. Reed, Debra L., Sempra Energy
Overall Pay Rank – 92
Total Pay – $16.9 Million

11. Barra, Mary T., General Motors
Overall Pay Rank – 97
Total Pay – $16.2 Million

12. Kullman, Ellen J., Du Pont
Overall Pay Rank – 133
Total Pay – $14.3 Million

13. Rentler, Barbara, Ross Stores
Overall Pay Rank – 175
Total Pay – $12.1 Million

14. Good, Lynn J., Duke Energy
Overall Pay Rank – 247
Total Pay – $8.3 Million

15. Lubel, Kimberly S., CST Brands
Overall Pay Rank – 282
Total Pay – $4.9 Million

Note: Journal’s annual pay survey, conducted by the consultancy Hay Group, analyzed the compensation for CEOs at 300 large companies with at least $9.1 billion in revenue. Overall, total compensation for the 300 CEOs in the Journal’s survey rose by a median of 13.5% to about $13.6 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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