While some tech CEOs, including Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg and Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have opted to receive a $US1 annual salary, others are still bringing in the big bucks.
The New York Times recently put together a list of the 200 highest-paid CEOs in America. Many of them run tech companies.
Only chief executives leading companies with a market capitalisation of at least $US1 billion were considered.
While longtime CEOs like Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff are no strangers to lists like this one, there were some surprises.
#14 Godfrey Sullivan, CEO of enterprise software company Splunk, made $US17 million in 2013. That's a 1,818% increase from the previous year's pay.
#13 Despite having a $US1 salary, Hewlett-Packard chief Meg Whitman made $US17.6 million in 2013, up from $US15.4 million in 2012.
#12 Former Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs took home $US20.4 million in 2013. Jacobs stepped down from his position in December, and he now serves as executive chairman on the company's board.
#9 In her first full year as CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer made $US24.9 million. She was the second-highest paid female executive overall.
#8 Paul Ricci, CEO of Nuance Communications, took home $US29.2 million in 2013. Nuance developed the technology that powers Siri.
#6 Tony Aquila, CEO of Texas-based auto insurance software provider Solera Holdings, made $US29.9 million in 2013.
#3 LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner made $US49.1 million in 2013, a jaw-dropping 4,075% increase from his 2012 compensation.
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