Highest paid exec is in healthcare, earns $145M reports FierceHealthcare

By Karen M. Cheung

Healthcare executives are the among the top earners across all industries. In fact, three of the top 10 executives across all industries were in healthcare, according to a new report by research group GMI Ratings.

Healthcare company McKesson Corp. Chief Executive John Hammergren topped the list with nearly $145.3 million in compensation in 2010, reports the Los Angeles Times. The hefty paycheck includes a base salary of $1.6 million and more than 3.3 million exercised stock options that earned him a profit of $112 million, according to the article.

Retrieved 12/18/11. Full article FierceHealthcare December 16, 2011.

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