Health care industry has the highest level of median CEO pay

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

Here is a look at median CEO pay by industry last year, as calculated by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.

CEOs at health care companies earned the most for the sixth time in the last seven years. Chief executives at utility companies earned the least, according to the Equilar/AP pay study.

The biggest gain in pay was in the basic materials industry, which includes oil, mining and chemical companies. Pay dropped the most for financial companies.

— Health care: $13.6 million, up 4 percent.

— Basic materials: $12.6 million, up 15 percent.

— Services: $10.8 million, up 9 percent.

— Industrial goods: $10.8 million, unchanged.

— Consumer goods: $10.7 million, up 3 percent.

— Financial: $10 million, down 10 percent.

— Technology: $9.3 million, down 9 percent.

— Utilities: $8.9 million, unchanged