The 10 Lowest-Paid Tech CEOs

By Bloomberg Rankings and Marcus Chan - 2014-05-14T21:18:44Z

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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7. Tim Cook



Total compensation during the most recent fiscal year:

$4.25 million

Total compensation from the previous year:

$4.17 million

In 2011, Tim Cook received $378 million, nearly all in restricted stock awards set to vest over a decade. He was the highest-paid CEO that year. In 2013, he was the seventh lowest-paid tech CEO in our rankings.

In its 2013 fiscal year, the Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker's total return fell 26 percent. During that same period, the S&P 500 index had a total return of 3 percent.