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The highest-paid tech CEOs in the United States

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 52 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. Six of the 52 compensation packages we examined were paid less than $20 million, and 5 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 LawsonTwilio Inc (TWLO)$49.4 million
13Jason RobinsDraftKings$47.5 million
14Jay ChaudhryZscaler$41.5 million
15William McDermottServiceNow$38.5 million
16Christopher VienbacherBiogen$34 million
17Rangarajan RaghuramVMWare$32.3 million
18Anirudh DevganCadence Design Systems$32.2 million
19David GoeckelerWestern Digital Corporation (WDC)$32 million
20Todd McKinnonOKTA$31.8 million
21Lisa SuAdvanced Micro Devices$30.2 million
22Charles RobbinsCisco Systems $29.3 million
23Sanjay MehrotraMicron Technologies$28.8 million
24Marc BenioffSalesforce$28.6 million
25Greg Peters*Netflix$28.1 million
26Sasan GoodarziIntuit$27.1 million
27Mark ZuckerbergMeta$27.1 million
28Dara KhosrowshahiUber$24.3 million
29Jensen HuangNVIDIA$23.7 million
30Michael WeeningCalix$22.3 million
31Jefferey SloanGlobal Payments$22.3 million
32Vincent RocheAnalog Devices$22 million
33Andrew AnagnostAutodesk$22 million
34Chano Fernandez*Workday Inc$22 million
35Daniel SchulmanPayPal$22 million
36Ajei GopalAnsys$21.8 million
37Marc HuffmanBlackline$21.8 million
38Rajeev (Reggie) K. AggarwalCvent Holding Corp. (CVT)$21.2 million
39Enrique LoresHP Inc.$21 million
40Gregory BrownMotorola Solutions$21 million
41Anthony WoodROKU$21 million
42Maria BlackADP$20.8 million
43Allan ThygesenDocuSign $20.7 million
44Richard WallaceKLA Corp$20.6 million
45Gary DickersonApplied Materials$20.4 million
46Phong LeMicrostrategy$20.3 million
47Andrew WilsonElectronic Arts$19.9 million
48Stephane BancelModerna$19.4 million
49George KurianNetApp$18.8 million
50Aman BhutaniGoDaddy$18.6 million
51Aneel Bhusri*Workday Inc$18 million
52Haviv IlanTexas Instruments$12.17 million

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