According to Bloomberg Business Week, four of the highest paid executives in the United States are all employed by a single company--Apple. The base salary for each executive is slightly over $800k, which isn’t outrageous for a senior official at Apple.
However, Apple pays its executives with stock options rather than monetary compensation. Meaning, if the company does well in that fiscal year, the executives can expect to see quite a return.
Bloomberg reports Bob Mansfield, the Senior VP of technologies, checked out at $85.5m in 2012. The other three, which included Bruce Sewell, Apple’s head lawyer, Jeffrey Williams, Senior VP of Operations, and Peter Oppenheimer, Chief Financial officer received a cool $69m, $68.7m, and $68.6m, respectively.