Mary Barra's GM Pay Could Top $14 Million, Putting Her in the Big Three

Barra Photograph by Carlos Osorio/AP Photo

Periodically, public outrage pops up over the lavish pay packages of corporate executives. Last week was one of those times—with an unusual twist: General Motors faced criticism based on allegations that Mary Barra, its new chief executive officer and the first woman to lead a U.S. automaker, wasn’t being paid enough. It was, for a brief time, cited as evidence that the gender pay gap persists, even at the highest echelons of corporate America.

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