The Five Highest-Paid CEOs

Highest-Paid CEOs
Highest-Paid CEOs

Although experts claim that the economy is on the road to recovery, the unemployment rate remains painfully high. And for those who are fortunate enough to have a job, salary growth is expected to be a mere 2 percent. Well, at least for us common folk.

In comparison, the CEOs of 350 major companies received a whopping 11 percent pay increase ($9.3 million) in 2010, according to a survey The Hay Group conducted for The Wall Street Journal. This income included salary, stock options, long-term incentives, and last, but certainly not least, bonuses, which increased 19.7 percent.