Report Highlights Top Paid Tech Women

By Paula Bernier

We’re hearing a lot lately about how women are underrepresented and underpaid in the tech industry. And while there’s little doubt that is the truth, the fact remains that an elite group of women in tech are making some very nice dough.

In fact, a May report by The Huffington Post says women at the very top of the corporate ladder make more than men up there, primarily because women at this level are very so rare. Meanwhile, a recent CNNMoney report highlights a handful of top female earners in tech and various other industries.

Here’s a review of who made the CNNMoney list.

Oracle CEO Safra Catz occupies the No. 1 position. According to CNNMoney, she collects total pay of $41 million. That includes $971,000 in cash compensation and about $40 million in stock and options, according to the report.

Marissa Mayer, the top executive at troubled Yahoo!, comes in second on the CNNMoney list. Her total pay comes in around $36 million, according to CNNMoney. That includes $1.5 million in cash compensation and $34.4 million in stocks and options.

Ruth Porat is third on the list. The Alphabet CFO collects $31 million annually. About $6 million of that is in the form of cash compensation. The rest is from stocks and options.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra comes in next, with $28.6 million in pay. Then Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and online stores; she makes a total of $25.8 million a year. PepsiCo leader Indra Nooyi is next, with total pay of $22.2 million.

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