Indra K. Nooyi

Salaries for female CEOs are rising, but the number of women in top jobs has barely budged

Salaries for female CEOs are rising, but the number of women in top jobs has barely budged

Women chief executives earned big bucks last year, but there are still very few of them running the world's largest companies.

The median pay for a female CEO was $13.1 million last year, up 9% from 2015, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar and the Associated Press. By comparison, male CEOs earned $11.4 million, also up 9%.

But the number of women in CEO roles has barely budged. Just 6% of the top-paid CEOs in the U.S. last year were women, according to the Equilar and AP analysis, a slight increase from about 5% in 2015 and 2014.

The highest-paid woman was Virginia Rometty of IBM, bumping out Yahoo's Marissa Mayer from the top spot.

Rometty...

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