Oracle Corp. (ORCL:US)’s Larry Ellison was the highest-paid chief executive officer in the U.S. last year as total compensation gained 3 percent from 2011, the New York Times reported.
Ellison received $96.2 million, which includes salary, perks and bonuses ($3.9 million) and stock options valued at $90.7 million, the newspaper said in an article published online for tomorrow’s edition. Richard Bracken of HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA:US) was second with $38.6 million, followed by Walt Disney Co. (DIS:US)’s Robert Iger at $37.1 million, the Times said.
The median total compensation for U.S. CEOs rose to more than $14 million, the newspaper said, citing the survey by executive compensation tracker Equilar.
Nike Inc.’s Mark Parker was fourth this year with $35.2 million, followed by Viacom Inc. (VIA:US)’s Philippe Dauman, who was fourth last year, with $33.4 million, the Times said. EBay Inc. (EBAY:US)’s John Donahoe was sixth with $29.7 million, the newspaper said.
Seventh through 10th, respectively, were Howard Schultz, Starbucks Corp. (SBUX:US), $28.9 million; Stephen Chazen, Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY:US), $28.5 million; Kenneth Chenault, American Express Co. (AXP:US), $28 million; and Louis Camilleri, Philip Morris International Inc. (PM:US), $24.7 million.
Equilar’s study for the newspaper covered executives at public companies with annual revenue of more than $5 billion which had filed proxy statements by March 29, the Times said.
Equilar analyzed base salaries, cash bonuses, perks, stock awards and stock options for the newspaper.
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