General Motors CEO Mary Barra made a whopping $21.9 million in 2017, and that figure was enough to make her Michigan’s top-paid chief executive. However, it also makes her the third highest-paid female CEO in the United States.
MLive reported last Friday that Barra was beaten out only by 16 other CEOs across the U.S. The data only looked at publicly traded companies that made more than $1 billion in revenue. The CEO also had to be at the helm for at least two years.
If $21.9 million seems substantial, it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the highest-paid CEO on the list in general. That honor goes to Frank J. Bisignano who leads the company First Data with $102.2 million. The company works in credit card processing and solutions.