Female CEOs in the 100 largest companies out-earned their peers in 2015

Despite accounting for a disproportionately low number of positions, female CEOs at the 100 largest companies are out-earning their male counterparts significantly. In 2015, the eight female CEOs of the 100 largest companies by revenue earned an average of $22.7 million, compared to $14.9 million for the male CEOs on the list, according to analysis by Equilar.

According to the annual Equilar 100, median pay for the executives at the 100 largest companies by revenue totaled $14.5 million. Median change in pay for all executives in the Equilar 100 was 3 percent in 2015.

The gender gap persists when it comes to the number of female CEOs compared to male. Of the 101 CEOs in the study, just eight — or 7.9 percent — are female.

Among the top earning female CEOs, median change in pay was 13 percent year-over-year. Margaret Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, was the only CEO whose pay package lost value last year.

Seven of the eight women on the list also served as chair of the board in 2015. Safra Catz, co-CEO of Oracle, was the only non-chair among her peers.

Here is the full list of the Equilar 100 female CEOs.

No.1 ranking by compensation: Safra Catz, co-CEO of Oracle — total compensation: $53.2 million

No. 9: Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico — $22.2 million

No. 15: Phebe Novakovic, CEO of General Dynamics — $20.4 million

No. 16: Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin — $20.2 million

No. 18: Virginia M. Rometty, CEO of International Business Machines — 19.8 million

No. 25: Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Mondelez International — $18.3 million

No. 37: Margaret Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard — $17.1 million

No. 73: Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy — $10.7 million

To see the complete Equilar 100 list, click here.

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