Check Out Average Salaries at Companies Run by the Highest-Paid CEOs

Posted October 25, 2013

It's good to be CEO -- just ask Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. He pulled in more than $2 billion last year, making him the highest-paid chief executive of 2012, according to new data from GMI Ratings.

But how do the rank-and-file fare at companies run by the most well-compensated CEOs? We took a look at CareerBliss salary data for companies with the top five highest-paid  CEOs to find out.

1. Facebook

CEO Mark Zuckerberg made $2.3 billion in 2012

Average Facebook salary: $87,000

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2. Kinder Morgan

CEO Richard Kinder made $1.1 billion in 2012

Average Kinder Morgan salary: $66,000

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3. Sirius XM Radio

CEO Mel Karmazin made $255 million in 2012

Average Sirius XM Radio salary: $72,000

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4. Liberty Media Corporation

CEO Gregory Maffei made $255 million in 2012

Average Liberty Media Corporation salary: $104,000

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5. Apple Inc.

CEO Tim Cook made $144 million in 2012

Average Apple Salary: $56,000

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