CEO pay: Cash, stock awards, perks add up to big pay packages

Median pay for tech CEOs in 2012 was $10.7 million, according to our analysis of CEO compensation in the tech industry.
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Oracle’s Larry Ellison is back on top of our CEO pay tally after a 24% raise upped his 2012 compensation to $96.1 million. Ellison isn’t the only tech CEO enjoying a big raise, however. Pay for CEO Michael Dell more than tripled to $16.1 million, for example, and Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks, netted a nearly 10-fold increase to $8.9 million. Read on to find out more about the salaries, bonuses, stock awards and perks that tech industry CEOs took home in 2012. Our tallies -- arranged from lowest to highest paid CEO -- are based on reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For details on how total compensation is calculated, see the last slide.

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