Healthcare CEOs among highest paid executives in 2016

The typical healthcare CEO took home median compensation of $12.9 million in 2016, according to calculations by The Associated Press and executive data firm Equilar, The Washington Post reported.


Healthcare CEOs' median compensation was 6 percent higher in 2016 than 2015. This year, they came second to CEOs in the industrial goods industry, who earned the highest median compensation of $13.2 million, also up 6 percent from 2015.

The lowest paid CEOs in 2016 were those of utilities companies, taking home a median compensation of $9.7 million. Their pay increased by 10 percent since 2015.

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