Although women make up a fraction of high-level corporate positions, those who’ve earned a spot at the boardroom table pull in salaries that more than rival their male counterparts.
In the last fiscal year, among male (481) and female (19) CEOs at the 500 largest companies in America, women earned a median compensation of $11.1 million, while men earned $9.8 million, according to a study conducted by NerdWallet.
That means women CEOs were paid 13 percent more than men, though they made up just 16 percent of corporate board positions.
We’ve included data for total compensation, salary, bonus, stock and options. Here’s a list of ten top female earners at America’s biggest companies. Since the data is from 2011, former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz is included in this list. New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer could make up to $25 million in base salary in bonus if she stays for five years.