What do top CIOs make?

CIOs and CTOs at major companies including GM, Boeing, Home Depot and FedEx took home multimillion-dollar pay packages in 2010. See what each of these senior IT leaders' pay packages is worth, once the salaries, bonuses, stock options and perks are tallied.

How high can a senior IT leader ascend in the ranks of a public company? High enough to rank among a company's most highly paid executives. High enough to enjoy perks such as company cars, financial planning services, and access to the corporate jet.

We dug through the proxy statements of the 500 largest U.S. companies, as ranked by the Fortune 500 , and found compensation data for 25 senior IT executives at public companies including GM, Boeing, Home Depot and FedEx. Read on for a snapshot of what each of these senior IT leaders' pay packages is worth, once the salaries, bonuses, stock options and perks are tallied.

Disclaimer: Our feature provides details on pay packages for 25 senior technology executives at Fortune 500 companies, but it's NOT a ranking of the highest paid CIOs and CTOs. Click here for more information .

Laurie Douglas

Laurie Douglas, who heads IT at Publix Super Markets, received a $682,037 pay package in 2010. Her compensation included a $528,155 salary; $132,912 bonus; and $20,970 in perks and other compensation. Before joining Publix -- a $25.3 billion supermarket chain -- Douglas was CIO of FedEx Kinko's.

Cal Sihilling

As CIO of Nash Finch, a $5 billion wholesale food distributor, Cal Sihilling took home a pay package worth $791,377 in 2010. That included his $381,488 salary; $104,719 bonus; stock awards valued at $213,404; and $79,607 in perks and other compensation. Before joining Nash Finch in 2006, Sihilling held CIO positions at AmeriCold Logistics and Richfood Holdings/Supervalu.

Wayne Shurts

Wayne Shurts netted $1.3 million in 2011 for his role leading IT strategy and activities at Supervalu, a $40.6 billion grocery retailer and distributor. His pay package included a $363,846 salary; $175,000 bonus; and $67,857 in perks and other compensation. He also received stock awards and option awards valued at $307,200 and $387,735, respectively. Shurts was global CIO at Cadbury Schweppes before joining Supervalu in 2010.

Harvey DeMovick

Harvey DeMovick oversees not only IT but also Medicare programs and customer services operations at the $11.6 billion Coventry Health Care organization. His $1.4 million pay package included a $600,000 salary; $700,000 bonus; and $81,073 in perks and other compensation. DeMovick served as CIO of Coventry from 2001 to 2007, when he left the company and worked as a business consultant. He rejoined Coventry in 2009.

Don Imholz

Don Imholz received a pay package worth $1.6 million from Centene, a $4.4 billion healthcare organization. His 2010 compensation included a $410,000 salary; $350,000 bonus; stock awards valued at $851,550; and $37,530 in perks and other compensation. Imholz's past experience includes 32 years with Boeing, where he served as vice president of IT and CIO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.

David Johns

For his role at Owens Corning, a $5 billion maker of building materials and composite systems, David Johns received compensation worth $1.7 million. His 2010 package included a $377,916 salary; $701,136 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $415,245 and $169,920, respectively; $23,000 attributed to change in pension value; and $19,600 in perks and other compensation. Johns leads the global IT & global business shared services organization at Owens Corning, which includes all business shared service centers, manufacturing technology, project portfolio management and information systems.

Bill Giles

With finance, IT and store development under his purview, Bill Giles received a pay package worth $1.8 million from AutoZone, a $7.4 billion auto parts retailer. His 2010 compensation included a $472,692 salary; $605,519 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $4,426 and $678,800, respectively; and $53,030 in perks and other compensation.

David Thompson

At $6 billion security software maker Symantec, David Thompson took home a 2010 pay package valued at $1.9 million. That included his $435,000 salary; $592,500 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $459,600 and $405,264, respectively; and $25,027 in perks and other compensation. Thompson, who oversees the strategic direction of Symantec's global IT initiatives, previously held CIO positions at Oracle and PeopleSoft.

Tim Sullivan

CIO Tim Sullivan netted $2.1 million from SunTrust Banks, a $10.1 billion financial services company. His 2010 compensation package included a $487,158 salary; stock awards valued at $1.4 million; $259,563 attributed to a change in pension value; and $32,127 in perks and other compensation.

Mike LaJoie

Mike LaJoie's $2.3 million compensation package from Time Warner Cable included a $589,725 salary; $585,591 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $427,480 and $590,361, respectively; $94,790 attributed to changes in pension values; and $17,045 in perks and other compensation. As executive vice president and CTO at the $18.9 billion communications company, LaJoie is responsible for the development and implementation of technology strategy for video, data and voice products, technology support, network operations and furthering industry standards and policy.

David Lenhardt

David Lenhardt's executive responsibilities span store operations, services, information systems and human resources at PetSmart, a $5.7 billion supplier of pet products and services. His 2010 compensation package, valued at $2.4 million, included a $488,761 salary; $834,314 bonus; $259,284 attributed to change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings; and $75,659 in perks and other compensation. He also received stock awards and option awards valued at $327,501 and $402,352, respectively.

Dave Barnes

The top tech leader at $49.5 billion shipping and logistics giant UPS, Dave Barnes received compensation valued at $2.5 million in 2010. His package included his $400,000 salary; $92,800 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $1.4 million and $125,015, respectively; $491,958 attributed to changes in pension value; and $7,994 in perks and other compensation. Barnes' tenure at UPS dates back to 1977, when he joined the company as a part-time package loader.

Lisa Bachmann

As Big Lots CIO and executive vice president for supply chain management, Lisa Bachmann oversees the $5 billion company's tech initiatives as well as distribution and transportation services. Bachmann's $2.6 million pay package included a $490,769 salary; $494,610 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $898,000 and $683,500, respectively; and $40,959 in perks and other compensation.

Matt Carey

Home Depot CIO Matt Carey earned $2.9 million in 2010, including his $611,538 salary; $621,477 bonus; and $125,948 worth of perks and other compensation. His package also included stock awards valued at $937,474 and option awards valued at $562,499. Carey, who joined Home Depot in 2008, is responsible for all aspects of the $68 billion company's IT infrastructure and corporate IT strategy. Before joining Home Depot, he held CTO positions at both eBay and Walmart.

Mark Carges

Mark Carges, CTO at eBay, received a $2.9 million pay package in 2010, including a $562,404 salary; $542,649 in bonuses; stock awards and option awards valued at $1.1 million and $747,000, respectively; and $10,736 in perks and other compensation. Carges oversees eBay's platform strategy and is responsible for technology, software development and site operations at the $9.2 billion company. A longtime BEA Systems executive, Carges started his career at Bell Labs as one of the original architects of Tuxedo.

Aristotle Balogh

Aristotle Balogh, who departed Yahoo in July 2010, netted a $2.9 million pay package from the $6.3 billion company. His 2010 compensation included a $285,607 salary; stock awards and option awards valued at $1.9 million and $576,679, respectively; and $204,038 in perks and other compensation. As CTO, all of Yahoo's engineering functions -- including technical operations, infrastructure and internal IT support groups -- reported to Balogh.

Deb Butler

Deb Butler heads strategic planning and IT initiatives at Norfolk Southern, a $9.5 billion transportation company. In 2010 she earned a $3.2 million pay package, which included a $500,000 salary; $388,750 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $916,252 and $491,310, respectively; $809,441 attributed to change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings; and $57,384 in perks and other compensation. Butler has steadily ascended the corporate ranks since she joined Norfolk Southern in 1978 as a customer account auditor.

John Tracy

John Tracy's CTO and SVP duties span a lot of territory at $64.3 billion aerospace giant Boeing. He oversees Boeing's enterprise technology investment strategy and provides strategic direction to multiple business organizations -- including engineering, operations, supplier management, IT, enterprise technology strategy and intellectual property management. His $3.6 million pay package for 2010 included a $464,869 salary; $479,500 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $1.6 million and $351,319, respectively; $650,837 attributed to a change in pension value; and $69,499 in perks and other compensation.

Rob Carter

Rob Carter, who joined FedEx in 1993, sets technology direction at the $34.7 billion transportation and business services company and is responsible for its key applications and technology infrastructure. His 2011 pay package was worth $3.6 million and included a $735,955 salary; $213,629 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $625,520 and $617,338, respectively; $568,557 attributed to change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings; and $450,194 in perks and other compensation.

Glen Salow

Glen Salow is responsible for technology and service delivery at Ameriprise Financial, a $10 billion financial planning company. He earned a $4.1 million pay package last year, which included a $575,000 salary; $2 million bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $637,500 and $637,500, respectively; $216,210 attributed to change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings; and $54,375 in perks and other compensation. Before joining Ameriprise in 2005, Salow was CIO at American Express.

Marwan Fawaz

Marwan Fawaz served in a variety of senior engineering, technology and operations positions at Charter Communications before resigning as CTO of the $7.1 billion broadband communications company in March. He earned a $4.2 million pay package in 2010, which included a $587,214 salary; $1.5 million bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $368,577 and $1.7 million, respectively; and $9,989 in perks and other compensation.

Bill Chenevich

Bill Chenevich, who retired in June 2010, was responsible for technology and operations services at U.S. Bancorp, a $20.5 billion financial services company. His 2010 pay package, valued at $4.4 million, included a $308,797 salary; $499,531 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $2.1 million and $1.1 million, respectively; $337,329 attributed to change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings; and $17,014 in perks and other compensation.

Lori Beer

In her 12 years with WellPoint, a $58.8 billion health benefits company, Lori Beer has ascended the corporate ranks and held a number of tech-related positions, including CIO, senior vice president of enterprise solutions, and CTO. As executive vice president of enterprise business services, Beer leads five business support functions: service operations, operational excellence, IT, information management, and sourcing and supplier management. Her 2010 pay package, valued at $4.5 million, included a $519,231 salary; $671,429 bonus; stock awards and option awards valued at $2.5 million and $665,294, respectively; and $110,901 in perks and other compensation.

Meg McCarthy

Meg McCarthy is responsible for clinical innovation, technology and service operations at Aetna, a $34.2 billion healthcare benefits company. She netted a $5.1 million pay package in 2010, which included a $588,506 salary; $837,312 bonus; stock awards valued at $3.6 million; and $65,905 in perks and other compensation. McCarthy was named Aetna CIO in 2005 and later served as head of business solutions delivery, which brought together all of Aetna's IT project management, development, quality engineering and business-process reengineering functions. Before joining Aetna in 2003, she was senior vice president of IT at Cigna Healthcare and has held CIO positions at Catholic Health Initiatives and Franciscan Health System.

Thomas Stephens

Thomas Stephens took on the newly created role of global CTO at GM (a $135 billion company) in February, and he's responsible for developing advanced technologies for integration into GM vehicles. His 2010 pay package, valued at $5.6 million, included a $900,000 salary; $4.4 million in stock awards; $295,772 attributed to a change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings; and $37,719 for perks and other compensation.

CIO/CTO pay disclosures

CIO/CTO pay disclosures

This feature provides details on pay packages for 25 senior IT executives at Fortune 500 companies, but it's NOT a ranking of the highest paid CIOs and CTOs. A public company is only obligated to report the compensation of its principal executive officer (usually the CEO), principal financial officer (CFO) and its three most highly compensated officers. If a senior IT leader ranks among a company's three most highly paid executives, that CIO's or CTO's compensation is reported in the organization's annual proxy statement.

We detailed 25 instances where a CIO or CTO is included among the so-called named executive officers. On the other hand, a CIO or CTO might have earned a multimillion-dollar pay package, but if more than three executives at the company topped that amount (which is easy to imagine at gigantic multinational companies), that IT leader's pay is not disclosed. There are undoubtedly higher paid IT chiefs whose compensation is not publicly reported and therefore they aren't in this slideshow.

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