The pandemic created a bunch of biotech billionaires. Take our 5-question quiz to see how well you know the pay trends shaping the drug industry.

Stephane Bance, CEO of Moderna, Leonard Schleifer, founder and chief executive of the biotechnology company Regeneron, and Stanley Erck, CEO of Novavax on an orange background surrounded by purple question marks and dollar signs.
From left: Stephane Bancel of Moderna, Leonard Schleifer of Regeneron, and Stanley Erck of Novavax. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images; Adam Jeffery/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images; Novavax; Skye Gould/Insider

Sometimes, it seems that CEO paydays are disconnected from reality.

There are cases of biotech executives becoming billionaires last year and employees making more than $US700,000 ($AU971,076) annually.

But drug companies employ more than 810,000 people in the U.S. What kind of salary can a female CEO reasonably expect? And how does a company’s performance influence pay?

Insider has spent months collecting data on compensation at nearly 200 publicly traded companies. We’ve put together a quiz to illustrate what compensation looks like at leading biotech and pharmaceuticals.

Test your knowledge (or intuition) below.