Women CEOs make more, are fewer


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Although there are fewer of them, female chief executives are outpacing their male counterparts. 

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Although there are fewer of them, female chief executives are outpacing their male counterparts.

Last year, the median pay for women CEOs rose to $15.9 million, up 21 percent from 2013, according to a study by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. That compared with median pay for male CEOs of $10.4 million, down 0.8 percent from 2013.

Still, there is a big caveat: There are far fewer female CEOs than males among large U.S companies. The study of 340 CEOs included 17 women. Only one woman made the overall list of highest-paid chief executives.

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