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The highest-paid CEOs by state

Associated Press logo Associated Press 25/05/2017
This photo combination shows some of the top-paid CEOs by state for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. On top row, from left: General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt; Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen Wynn; Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan. On bottom row, from left: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz; UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley; Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, and Sanderson Farms CEO Joe Sanderson. (AP Photo) © The Associated Press This photo combination shows some of the top-paid CEOs by state for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. On top row, from left: General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt; Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen Wynn; Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan. On bottom row, from left: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz; UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley; Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, and Sanderson Farms CEO Joe Sanderson. (AP Photo)

Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2016, 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 May 1. It includes CEOs who have been in place for at least two years. Not every state had a publicly traded company headquartered there that was large enough to be included.

To calculate CEO pay, Equilar adds salary, bonus, stock awards, stock option awards, deferred compensation and other components that include benefits and perks.

The typical CEO in the Standard & Poor's 500 index made $11.5 million last year.

Alabama: Grayson Hall, Regions Financial Corp., $8 million

Arizona: Richard C. Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., $14 million

Arkansas: Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., $22.4 million

California: Robert A. Iger, Walt Disney Co., $41 million

Colorado: Greg Maffei, Liberty Media Corp. and Liberty Interactive Corp., $30.2 million

Connecticut: Tom Rutledge, Charter Communications Inc., $98 million

Delaware: Hervé Hoppenot, Incyte Corp., $11.8 million

Florida: Brian Jellison, Roper Technologies Inc., $26.3 million

Georgia: Ron Clarke, Fleetcor Technologies Inc., $21.7 million

Hawaii: Matt Cox, Matson Inc., $3.9 million

Idaho: Darrel Anderson, IDACORP Inc., $3.5 million

Illinois: Richard A. Gonzalez, AbbVie Inc., $18 million

Indiana: Joseph Swedish, Anthem Inc., $16.5 million

Iowa: Stan Askren, HNI Corp., $5.9 million

Kansas: Michael J. Brown, Euronet Worldwide Inc., $6.4 million

Kentucky: Greg Creed, Yum Brands Inc., $15.4 million

Louisiana: Glen F. Post III, CenturyLink Inc., $13.6 million

Maine: Jonathan Ayers, IDEXX Laboratories Inc., $5.9 million

Maryland: David Zaslav, Discovery Communications Inc., $37.2 million

Massachusetts: Jeffrey R. Immelt, General Electric Co., $18 million

Michigan: Mary Barra, General Motors Co., $22.4 million

Minnesota: Stephen J. Hemsley, UnitedHealth Group Inc., $15.7 million

Mississippi: Joe F. Sanderson Jr., Sanderson Farms Inc., $3.8 million

Missouri: Michael F. Neidorff, Centene Corp., $22 million

Nebraska: Fredric J. Tomczyk, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., $11.4 million (Tomczyk retired in September.)

Nevada: Stephen A. Wynn, Wynn Resorts Ltd., $28.2 million

New Hampshire: Tim McGrath, PC Connection Inc., $3.9 million

New Jersey: Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson, $21.9 million

New Mexico: Pat Vincent-Collawn, PNM Resources Inc., $4 million

New York: Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp., $68.6 million

North Carolina: Brian Moynihan, Bank of America Corp., $15.5 million

North Dakota: David L. Goodin, MDU Resources Group Inc., $3.3 million

Ohio: W. Nicholas Howley, TransDigm Group Inc., $18.7 million

Oklahoma: Doug Lawler, Chesapeake Energy Corp., $15.3 million

Oregon: Andrew C. Teich, FLIR Systems Inc., $5.1 million (Teich is retiring in June.)

Pennsylvania: Brian L. Roberts, Comcast Corp., $33 million

Rhode Island: Larry Merlo, CVS Health Corp., $18.4 million

South Carolina: John D. Williams, Domtar Corp., $7.2 million

South Dakota: David R. Emery, Black Hills Corp., $4.1 million

Tennessee: Kenneth W. Lowe, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., $26.8 million

Texas: Randall Stephenson, AT&T Inc., $25.3 million

Utah: Truman Hunt, Nu Skin Enterprises Inc., $10.3 million (Hunt stepped down as CEO in March.)

Virginia: Marty Barrington, Altria Group Inc., $24.2 million

Washington, D.C.: Thomas P. Joyce Jr. Danaher Corp., $13 million

Washington: Howard Schultz, Starbucks Corp., $21.8 million (Schultz stepped down as CEO in April.)

Wisconsin: Jeffery Yabuki, Fiserv Inc., $21.2 million

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