Oregon CEO pay bucks the trend

The New York Times recently published its coverage of the Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings, an analysis of the top paid CEOs at public U.S. companies with at least $1 billion in revenue.  

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As the Times reported, the 200 highest-paid chief executives on average earned less than they did the previous year. Average pay for the top 200 in 2015 was $19.3 million  — a 15% drop from 2014.

A few CEOs with ties to the Pacific Northwest caught our eye:

Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, bucked the trend; his compensation increased 15% from the prior year, to $16.8 million.

Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks, brought in $20.1 million, a 6% drop compared to 2014.

Brian M. Krzanich, CEO, Intel, earned $14.6 million, a whopping 31% increase over 2014 — despite the fact that Intel revenues declined 1% during the same period.

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