Just how much do the highest paid chief executives earn each year in financial compensation? See the compensation as reported by companies to the Securities and Exchange Commission in annual reports for 2011. Companies listed were a part of an AFL-CIO survey of the country’s largest 3,000 companies. Boston.com updated AFL-CIO data when newer information was available.
Data listed is for 2011 compensation, which includes, in many instances, salary and stock options, among other payments.