CEO payday: What tech's top execs raked in for 2010

Bonuses, equity awards and perks add up to big pay packages for tech CEOs

Despite plenty of scrutiny of executive compensation, tech CEOs are still raking in the dough. Oracle's Larry Ellison tops our tally with a $70.1 million pay package, but another fill-in CEO came pretty close to that amount, netting $59.1 million in compensation in 2010. Just five of the compensation packages we examined were worth less than $1 million. An equal number topped $20 million. Read on to find out which tech CEOs made the most in 2010 and check here for more info on their juicy perks .

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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

There were no bonuses or perks in 2010 for Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who continues to forgo all compensation except for his customary $1 salary . During the fiscal year ended Sept. 25, Jobs received no new stock or option awards. He holds about 5.5 million shares of Apple's stock and has never sold a share since rejoining Apple in 1997. "The Company believes Mr. Jobs's level of stock ownership significantly aligns his interests with shareholders' interests; his total compensation consists of a salary of $1 per year," the company said in its proxy statement.

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt

In his final full year as CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt took home a pay package worth $313,219, up 28% from $245,322 in 2009. His 2010 compensation included his customary $1 salary; $311,433 in perks and other compensation ($268,012 for personal security and $43,421 related to aircraft costs for family and friends); and a $1,785 cash bonus. The company, meanwhile, grew revenue and income by 24% and 30%, respectively, in its fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Google reported $29.3 billion in revenue, up from $23.7 billion in 2009. Net income came in at $8.5 billion, up from $6.5 billion a year earlier. Now that he's executive chairman of Google's board of directors, Schmidt is getting a much bigger paycheck. Effective April 4, his salary climbed to $1.25 million and he became eligible for a $6 million bonus. He also was awarded a $100 million stock package .

Dominic Orr

Dominic Orr

Dominic Orr received a $400,000 salary in 2010 – and that's all. The Aruba CEO didn't receive any perks, bonuses or equity awards in the company's 2010 fiscal year ended July 31. His pay package declined in value by 86% compared to 2009, when he received compensation worth $2.9 million (which included $2.5 million in option awards). The company reported $266.5 million in revenue in 2010, up 34% from $199.3 million in 2009. Aruba's net loss widened to $34 million in 2010, compared to a net loss of $23.4 million a year earlier.

Mark Canepa

Mark Canepa

Former CEO Mark Canepa collected $426,494 in severance pay after resigning from Extreme Networks in October 2009. His 2010 compensation also included a $166,433 salary for a total compensation package worth $592,927. The company, meanwhile, reported an 8% decline in revenue – from $335.6 million in 2009 to $309.4 million in 2010 – in its fiscal year ended June 27. Net income plummeted from $2.8 million in 2009 to $227,000 in 2010.

Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Michael Dell's pay cut from $2.1 million in 2009 to $963,623 in 2010 can be traced to one thing: Dell used to pick up the tab for his personal and residential security – to the tune of $1 million in 2008 and $1.2 million in 2009. But not anymore. "Effective for Fiscal 2010, Dell will only provide Mr. Dell with business related security protection," the company said in its proxy statement. Dell’s pay package included his $950,000 salary and $13,623 in perks and other compensation. He didn't receive any equity awards or bonuses. The company – whose 2010 fiscal year ended Jan. 29, 2010 – saw revenue fall 13% to $52.9 billion from $61.1 billion in 2009. Net income fell 42% to $1.4 billion from $2.5 billion in 2009.

Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's 2010 pay package increased 6% last year to $1.4 million, up from $1.3 million in 2009. His compensation included a $670,000 salary, $670,000 cash bonus, and $11,121 in perks and other compensation. Ballmer didn't receive any new equity awards in 2010. The company, meanwhile, reported record revenue for its 2010 fiscal year ended June 30. Revenue hit $62.5 billion, up 7% from $58.4 billion in 2009. Net income grew to $18.8 billion, up 29% from $14.6 billion a year earlier.

Bill McCracken

Bill McCracken

CEO Bill McCracken took the helm in the final quarter of CA's 2010 fiscal year and netted $3.7 million in total compensation. His tally included a $1.1 million salary; $1.3 million cash bonus; $242,507 performance-based cash bonus; stock awards valued at $561,879; option awards valued at $492,621; and perks and other compensation worth $36,627. Meanwhile, CA's revenue hit $4.4 billion in 2010, up 2% from $4.3 billion in the prior fiscal year. Net income climbed 15% to $771 million, up from $671 million in 2009. CA's fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.

Ron Hovsepian

Ron Hovsepian

Pay decreased 28% for Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian last year, falling to $4.1 million from $5.7 million in 2009. His 2010 package included a $925,005 salary (unchanged from 2009); a $1.3 million performance-based cash bonus (up from $1.28 million); stock awards valued at $915,984 (down from $1.7 million); option awards valued at $900,635 (down from $1.7 million); and perks and other compensation worth $74,465. The company, meanwhile, reported a 6% decrease in revenue in its 2010 fiscal year ended Oct. 31. Revenue came in at $812 million, compared to $862 million in 2009. Net income hit $378 million, compared to a net loss of $213 million a year earlier. In November, Novell agreed to a $2.2 billion buyout by Attachmate and to sell $450 million worth of intellectual property assets to a consortium organized by Microsoft.

Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis

Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis

Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis each netted $4.6 million last year, a decline of 2% compared to their 2009 compensation. The two co-CEOs of Research in Motion received identical pay packages that included a $1.1 million salary; $987,931 performance-based cash bonus; stock awards valued at $2.5 million; $9,443 for retirement pension savings; and $9,893 in perks and other compensation. While RIM's CEO pay packages declined slightly, the BlackBerry maker achieved revenue and income increases of 35% and 30%, respectively, in its fiscal year ended Feb. 27, 2010. Revenue came in at $15 billion, up from $11.1 billion in 2009. Net income climbed to $2.5 billion, up from $1.9 billion a year earlier.

Michael Klayko

Michael Klayko

Michael Klayko's pay package was nearly cut in half, slashed 48% from $9.2 million in 2009 to $4.8 million in 2010. The Brocade CEO received a $744,231 salary (up slightly from $726,924 in 2009); stock awards valued at $3.3 million (down from $3.6 million); a $758,363 performance-based cash bonus (down from $2.4 million); and perks and other compensation worth $20,341. Klayko didn't receive any option awards in 2010 (he got option awards valued at $2.4 million in 2009). The company, meanwhile, reported revenue growth of 7% and a return to profitability for its fiscal year ended Oct. 30. Revenue came in at $2.1 billion, up from $2 billion in 2009. Net income hit $118.9 million, compared to a net loss of $81.4 million in 2009.

Jerry Kennelly

Jerry Kennelly

Riverbed CEO Jerry Kennelly's pay climbed 34% to $5.2 million last year, up from $3.9 million in 2009. His 2010 compensation package included a $463,333 salary; a $1 million performance-based cash bonus (up from $486,441 in 2009); and stock awards valued at $3.7 million (up from $3 million). The company, meanwhile, grew revenue by 40% and more than quadrupled its income during its 2010 fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Riverbed reported revenue of $551.9 million, up from $394.1 million in 2009. Net income came in at $34.2 million, up from $7.1 million a year earlier.

Paul Maritz

Paul Maritz

Paul Maritz tripled his compensation in 2010, netting $5.5 million compared to $1.7 million a year earlier. The VMware CEO received a $750,000 salary (down from $778,518 in 2009) and an $885,000 performance based cash bonus (down from $925,125). His gains came from stock awards valued at $3.9 million (he didn't receive any equity awards in 2009). The company, meanwhile, grew revenue and income by 41% and 81%, respectively, in its fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Revenue came in at $2.9 billion, up from $2 billion in 2009. Net income hit $357 million, up from $197 million a year earlier.

Dirk Meyer

Dirk Meyer

Dirk Meyer received compensation worth $5.5 million in his final year as CEO at Advanced Micro Devices. His tally included a $925,381 salary (down from $792,685 in 2009); stock awards valued at $2.5 million (up from $1.8 million); option awards valued at $2.1 million (up from $1.9 million); and $10,329 in perks and other compensation. Overall, Meyer's 2010 pay package climbed 22% compared to 2009, when he netted $4.5 million . AMD, meanwhile, grew revenue and income by 20% and 55%, respectively, in its fiscal year ended Dec. 25. Revenue came in at $6.5 billion, up from $5.4 billion in 2009. Net income hit $471 million, up from $304 million in the prior year.

Paul Sagan

Paul Sagan

Akamai CEO Paul Sagan received compensation valued at $6 million last year – which is 15% less than the $7.1 million he netted in 2009. The bulk of Sagan's 2010 pay package came in the form of equity awards, including stock awards valued at $3 million (down from $4.1 million in 2009) and option awards valued at $986,667 (down from $1.3 million). Sagan's pay package also included a $602,710 salary (up from $536,113) and a performance-based cash bonus of nearly $1.4 million (up from $1 million). The company, meanwhile, grew revenue and income by 19% and 17%, respectively, in its 2010 fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Revenue came in at $1.02 billion, up from $860 million in 2009. Net income hit $171 million, up from $146 million in the prior year.

Cathie Lesjak

Cathie Lesjak

HP CFO Cathie Lesjak, who served as interim CEO during the search for Mark Hurd's successor, netted $8.1 million in HP's 2010 fiscal year, ended Oct. 31. Her total compensation included a $610,000 salary; $2.6 million bonus; stock awards valued at $3.5 million; a performance-based cash bonus of $940,925; pension benefit changes amounting to $366,363; and perks and other compensation totaling $84,034. Her $8.1 million package represents a decrease of 1% compared to her total pay in 2009, despite the fact that she received some bonuses ($1 million cash and $2.6 million worth of equity awards) in recognition of her service as interim CEO. The extras weren't enough to top the $8.2 million pay package Lesjak netted in 2009, however. HP's 2010 revenue hit $126 billion, up 10% from $114.6 billion in 2009. Income grew 14% to $8.8 billion from $7.7 billion a year earlier.

Mark Templeton

Mark Templeton

Mark Templeton increased his compensation by 59% in 2010, netting $8.2 million compared to $5.2 million a year earlier. The Citrix Systems CEO received an $830,000 salary (up from $800,000 in 2009); a $1.2 million performance-based cash bonus (up from $954,158); stock awards valued at $4.2 million (up from $2.5 million); option awards valued at $2 million (up from $899,291); and perks and other compensation worth $19,863. The company, meanwhile, reported revenue of $1.87 billion in its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, up 16% from $1.61 billion in 2009. Net income came in at $276.4 million, up 48% from $191 million a year earlier.

John McAdam

John McAdam

F5 CEO John McAdam netted a 79% pay increase in 2010. His total compensation was valued at $8.9 million, up from $5 million in 2009. His package included a $626,916 salary (up from $595,606 in 2009); a $733,576 performance-based cash bonus (up from $448,654); and stock awards valued at $7.5 million (up from $3.9 million). Meanwhile, the company grew revenue and income by 35% and 65%, respectively, in its 2010 fiscal year ended Sept. 30. Revenue came in at $882 million, up from $653.1 million in 2009. Net income hit $151.2 million, up from $91.5 million a year earlier.

Jim Whitehurst

Jim Whitehurst

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst received compensation worth $9 million in 2010, up 30% from the $6.9 million package he collected a year earlier. His compensation included a $700,000 salary (unchanged from 2009); a $1.1 million performance-based cash bonus (up from $595,000); stock awards valued at $7.2 million (up from $5.3 million); and $5,289 in perks and other compensation. The company – whose 2010 fiscal year ended Feb. 28, 2010 – saw revenue climb 15% and income increase 11%. Revenue came in at $748.2 million, up from $652.6 million in 2009. Net income hit $87.3 million, up from $78.7 million a year earlier.

Enrique Salem

Enrique Salem

Symantec CEO Enrique Salem more than doubled his pay package last year, netting $9 million in 2010 compared to $4.2 million in 2009. His compensation included a $625,000 salary (unchanged from 2009); $3.1 million performance-based cash bonus (up from $1.2 million); stock awards valued at $2.4 million (up from $999,500); option awards valued at $2.9 million (up from $1.3 million); and perks and other compensation worth $17,387. The company, meanwhile, reported a 3% drop in revenue while reversing a net loss for its fiscal year ended April 2, 2010. Revenue came in at $5.99 billion, down from $6.15 billion in 2009. Net income hit $714 million, compared to a net loss of $6.8 billion in 2009.

Dan Hesse

Dan Hesse

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse's bonus more than tripled in 2010, yet his total pay package declined 26%. Hesse received compensation worth $9.1 million in 2010, down from $12.3 million in 2009. His pay package included his $1.2 million salary, which is unchanged from the salary he received in 2009; a performance-based cash bonus of $4.4 million (up from $1.3 million in 2009); stock awards valued at $1.7 million at the time they were granted (up from $708,333 in 2009); option awards valued at $1.8 million (down 80% from $9.1 million in 2009); and perks and other compensation worth $15,002. The company, meanwhile, saw a slight uptick in revenue but a wider net loss in its 2010 fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Operating revenue came in at $32.6 billion, up 1% from $32.3 billion in 2009. Sprint Nextel reported a net loss of $3.5 billion in 2010, compared to $2.4 billion in the prior year.

Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff's 2010 compensation package was worth $9.1 million, up 22% from the $7.5 million package he netted a year earlier. The Salesforce.com CEO received a $750,000 salary (up from just $10 in 2009); a $600,000 performance-based cash bonus (after receiving no bonus in 2009); and option awards valued at $7.8 million (up from $7.5 million). The company – whose 2010 fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010 – saw revenue climb 21% and net income rise 76%. Salesforce.com reported revenue of $1.3 billion, up from $1.1 billion in 2009. Net income reached $84.7 million, up from $48 million a year earlier.

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson's 2010 compensation package was worth $10 million, up 29% from the $7.7 million package he netted a year earlier. The Juniper CEO received an $820,000 salary (up from $740,000 in 2009); a $2 million bonus (up from $1.5 million); a $1.6 million performance-based cash bonus (up from $574,425); stock awards valued at $2.7 million (down from $2.9 million); option awards valued at $2.8 million (up from $1.9 million); and perks and other compensation worth $61,442. The company, meanwhile, achieved a 23% increase in revenue and more than fivefold increase in net income during its fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Juniper reported revenue of $4.1 billion, up from $3.3 billion in 2009. Net income came in at $618.4 million, up from $117 million a year earlier.

John Swainson

John Swainson

John Swainson's 2010 compensation topped $11.5 million during his final year as CEO of CA, up 62% from $7.1 million in 2009. His tally included a $958,333 salary; stock awards valued at $4.9 million; a performance-based cash bonus of $941,781; and $4.7 million in "other" compensation – which includes a $4.5 million severance payment Swainson received upon his retirement on Dec. 31, 2009. CA, meanwhile, grew its revenue and income by 2% and 15%, respectively, in its 2010 fiscal year, which ended March 31, 2010. Revenue came in at $4.4 billion, up from $4.3 billion in 2008. Net income hit $771 million, up from $671 million in the prior year.

Robert Beauchamp

Robert Beauchamp

BMC CEO Robert Beauchamp's pay package was slashed in half last year, falling to $12.1 million from $26.5 million in 2009. His salary remained unchanged at $950,000, but his equity awards were dramatically reduced. He netted stock awards valued at $8.9 million (down from $18.4 million in 2009) and didn't receive any option awards (he got $3.8 million in 2009). His performance-based cash bonuses amounted to $2.2 million (down from $3.2 million), and his perks and other compensation came in at $18,814. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, BMC's revenue rose 2% to $1.91 billion, up from $1.87 billion in 2009. Net income climbed 71% to $406 million, up from $238 million a year earlier.

Shantanu Narayen

Shantanu Narayen

2010 was a good year for Adobe Systems CEO Shantanu Narayen, whose compensation package more than doubled. For the fiscal year ended Dec. 3, Narayen received compensation worth $12.2 million, up from $5 million in 2009. His pay package included his $909,583 salary (up from $875,000 in 2009); a performance-based cash bonus of $2.2 million (he received no cash bonus in 2009); stock awards valued at $6.5 million (a threefold increase from $1.9 million in 2009); option awards valued at $2.7 million (up from $2.3 million in 2009); and $7,686 in perks and other compensation. The company, meanwhile, grew revenue by 29% and doubled its income in its 2010 fiscal year. Revenue came in at $3.8 billion, up from $2.9 billion in 2009. Net income hit $774.7 million, up from $386.5 million a year earlier.

Joe Tucci

Joe Tucci

EMC's performance in 2010 was the "best in company history," said CEO Joe Tucci, who saw his own compensation climb 37% during the fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Tucci's $12.4 million package (up from $9 million in 2009) included a $1 million salary; performance-based cash bonus of $2.6 million; stock awards valued at $7.4 million (up 23%); option awards valued at $1.3 million (up 39%); and $151,184 for perks and other compensation. The company, meanwhile, reported revenue of $17 billion, up 21% from $14 billion in 2009. Net income attributable to EMC (which excludes VMware-related income) hit $1.9 billion, up 75% from $1.1 billion in the prior year.

Tom Georgens

Tom Georgens

NetApp CEO Tom Georgens more than quadrupled his compensation last year. He netted $12.5 million in 2010, compared to $2.6 million a year earlier. Georgens' package included a $754,038 salary (up from $590,769 in 2009); a $2 million performance-based cash bonus (up from $339,716); stock awards valued at $1.7 million (he received no stock awards in 2009); option awards valued at $8 million (up from $1.7 million); and perks and other compensation worth $1,932. The company, meanwhile, grew revenue by 15% and achieved a sixfold increase in net income in its fiscal year ended April 30, 2010. Revenue came in at $3.9 billion, up from $3.4 billion in 2009. Net income hit $400.4 million, up from $64.6 million in the prior year.

Sanjay Jha

Sanjay Jha

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha more than tripled his compensation last year. For his part running Motorola's consumer, home and smartphone product lines, Jha received a $13 million pay package, up from $3.8 million in 2009. His compensation included a $900,000 salary, which is nearly equivalent to his 2009 salary; a $1 million performance-based cash bonus (down 17% from $1.2 million in 2009); stock awards valued at $3 million (more than double the $1.3 million he received in 2009); option awards valued at $7 million (after receiving no option awards in 2009); and $388,623 in perks and other compensation. Jha's $13 million tally also included a $426,000 discretionary bonus and $278,000 incentive-based bonus that he opted not to receive, according to Motorola Mobility's proxy statement. Jha and Greg Brown -- who runs Motorola Solutions -- oversaw Motorola's split into two separate companies , which was finalized in January of this year.

Greg Brown

Greg Brown

Greg Brown, who runs the enterprise-focused Motorola Solutions, received $13.7 million in 2010, up 62% from $8.5 million in 2009. His pay package included a $900,000 salary and $5.9 million performance-based cash bonus. Brown's salary is nearly equivalent to his 2009 salary, while his bonus represents a seven-fold increase from the $836,931 bonus he earned a year earlier. He also received stock awards valued at $3.3 million (up from $2.4 million in 2009); option awards valued at $3.4 million (down from $4 million in 2009); and $237,919 in perks and other compensation. Brown and Sanjay Jha -- who heads Motorola's consumer, home and smartphone businesses -- oversaw Motorola's split into two separate companies, which was finalized in January of this year.

Glen Post

Glen Post

The CEO of CenturyLink, which finalized its merger with Qwest in April, netted $14.6 million in compensation last year. Glen Post's 2010 pay package -- which is nearly double the $7.5 million he received in 2009 – included a $1 million salary (unchanged from 2009); $1.9 million performance-based cash bonus (up from $891,619); stock awards valued at $9.6 million (up from $3.8 million); pension benefit changes amounting to $661,938; and perks and other compensation worth $1.4 million. Meanwhile, CenturyLink's revenue and income grew 42% and 46%, respectively, in its 2010 fiscal year ended Dec. 31. The company reported operating revenues of $7 billion, up from $5 billion in 2009. Net income attributable to CenturyLink came in at $947.7 million, up from $647.2 million a year earlier.

Paul Otellini

Paul Otellini

Intel CEO Paul Otellini received a 7% pay bump last year, as Intel more than doubled its income and for the first time topped $40 billion in revenue. His total compensation climbed to $15.7 million in 2010 from $14.6 million in 2009. Otellini's pay package included his $1 million salary, which is unchanged from the salary he received in 2009; a $30,400 cash bonus; stock awards valued at $6.2 million at (down 7% from $6.7 million in 2009); option awards valued at $1.1 million (down 8% from $1.2 million in 2009); $382,100 in perks and other compensation; and $131,000 attributed to changes in the value of his pension plan. The company, meanwhile, logged a record year, growing revenue and income by 24% and 167%, respectively, in the fiscal year ended Dec. 25. Intel's revenue came in at $43.6 billion, up from $35.1 billion in 2009. Net income hit $11.7 billion, up from $4.4 billion in the prior year.

Ivan Seidenberg

Ivan Seidenberg

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg netted $18.2 million in compensation last year, up 4% from $17.5 million in 2009. His pay package included a $2.1 million salary (unchanged from 2009); a $3.9 million performance-based cash bonus (up from $3 million); stock awards valued at $11.2 million (up from $11.1 million); and perks and other compensation worth $707,644. Seidenberg's total pay also included $264,610 attributed to changes in the value of pension plans and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings. Meanwhile, Verizon's revenue and income fell 1% and 12%, respectively, in its 2010 fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Verizon reported operating revenues of $106.5 billion, down from $107.8 billion in 2009. Net income came in at $10.2 billion, down from $11.6 billion a year earlier.

John Chambers

John Chambers

Cisco CEO John Chambers netted $18.9 million in compensation last year, which is a gain of 33% compared to the $14.2 million he received in 2009. The bulk of Chambers' pay package came in the form of stock and option awards, which were valued at $13.9 million at the time they were granted (up 18% from $11.8 million in 2009). Chambers also received a $382,212 salary, which is nearly equivalent to his 2009 salary; a cash bonus of $4.6 million, which is more than double the $2 million bonus he received a year earlier; and $11,025 in perks and other compensation. The company, meanwhile, grew revenue and income by 11% and 27%, respectively, in its 2010 fiscal year, which ended July 31. Revenue came in at $40 billion, up from $36.1 billion in 2009. Net income hit $7.8 billion, up from $6.1 billion in the prior year.

Mark Hurd

Mark Hurd

Ousted chief Mark Hurd 's 2010 compensation tally came to $23.9 million during his final year at HP -- a decline of 19% compared to the $29.5 million Hurd netted in 2009. Roughly half of his total compensation is attributed to the $12.2 million severance payment he received following his resignation. The remainder consists of his $1.1 million salary, stock awards valued at $9.9 million, and $632,683 in perks and other compensation. Meanwhile, HP reported revenue and income gains of 10% and 14% , respectively, for its 2010 fiscal year, ended Oct. 31. Revenue hit $126 billion, up from $114.6 billion in 2009. Income grew to $8.8 billion from $7.7 billion a year earlier. After leaving HP, Hurd was hired as a co-president of Oracle .

Randall Stephenson

Randall Stephenson

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson received compensation worth $27.3 million in 2010, down 6% from $29.2 million in 2009. His pay package included a $1.5 million salary, which is up slightly from the salary he received in 2009; a cash bonus of $5.1 million (down 14% from a year earlier); stock awards valued at $12.7 million (up 6% from $12 million in 2009); option awards valued at $494,731 (a more than six-fold increase from $75,834 in 2009); and $417,410 in perks and other compensation (down from $864,632 after AT&T slashed Stephenson's pricey club memberships ). His compensation tally also accounts for $7.1 million attributed to changes in the value of his pension plan. The company, meanwhile, grew revenue and income by 1.4% and 64%, respectively, in 2010. AT&T's revenue came in at $124.3 billion, up from $122.5 billion in 2009. Net income attributable to AT&T hit $19.9 billion, up from $12.1 billion in the prior year.

Sam Palmisano

Sam Palmisano

IBM CEO Sam Palmisano's bonus nearly doubled and his total pay package grew 30% in 2010, as IBM reported record income for the year and surpassed the high end of its earnings-per-share goals. Palmisano's $31.7 million pay package included a $1.8 million salary (equal to his 2009 salary); a performance-based cash bonus of $9 million (an 89% increase over the $4.8 million bonus he received in 2009); stock awards valued at $13.3 million (down 1% from $13.5 million in 2009); and $1.1 million in perks and other compensation. His compensation tally also accounts for $2.4 million attributed to changes in the value of his retention plan and $4.1 million attributed to changes in the value of his pension plan. The company, meanwhile, grew revenue and income by 4% and 10% , respectively, in its 2010 fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Revenue came in at $99.9 billion, up from $95.8 billion in 2009. Net income hit $14.8 billion, up from $13.4 billion in the prior year.

Tim Cook

Tim Cook

Talk about a raise. Apple COO Tim Cook, who stepped in as CEO during Steve Jobs' 2009 medical leave of absence , netted $59.1 million in Apple's 2010 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 25. In 2009 his compensation was worth $1.6 million. Cook's total 2010 compensation included his $800,016 salary, which is virtually unchanged from 2009; a one-time $5 million cash bonus; a $900,000 performance-based cash bonus; and $58,306 in perks and other compensation. The bulk of Cook's pay package came in the form of stock awards, which were valued at $52.3 million at the time they were granted. The company, meanwhile, grew its revenue and income by 52% and 70%, respectively, in 2010. Revenue came in at $65.2 billion, up from $42.9 billion in 2009. Net income hit $14 billion, up from $8.2 billion in 2009.

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison consistently ranks among the highest-paid tech CEOs and 2010 is no exception. He raked in $70.1 million, which is 17% less than the $84.5 million he netted in 2009 but still enough to top all the other pay packages we examined. His package included a $250,001 salary; option awards valued at $61.9 million (down from $78.4 million in 2009); a $6.5 million performance-based cash bonus; and $1.5 million in perks and other compensation. The company, meanwhile, grew revenue 15% – from $23.3 billion in 2009 to $26.8 billion in 2010 – in its fiscal year ended May 31. Net income climbed 10% from $5.6 billion to $6.1 billion.

To calculate the value of each CEO's total pay, we use data from the summary compensation table and supporting details contained in proxy statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The following figures are taken from the summary compensation table: salary, bonus, stock awards, option awards, non-equity incentive place compensation, changes in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings, and all other compensation. The estimated value of equity awards represents the grant date fair value for stock awards and stock options granted during the fiscal year. Also read: CEO salaries: 10 travesties, trends and token gestures

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