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What network CEOs really make

US SEC reporting rules require public companies to clearly spell out executive compensation

  • The bulk of Edgar Masri's $5 million total compensation came in the form of option awards worth $3.5 million. The 3Com CEO also drew a $510,068 salary, $546,099 in stock awards, $391,637 in non-equity incentive plan compensation, and $56,442 in "other compensation." 3Com's fiscal year ended June 1, 2007.

  • BMC CEO Robert Beauchamp earned a $919,712 salary in 2007 along with $2.8 million in option awards and $4.1 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. "Other compensation" totaling $25,948 brought his 2007 compensation to $7.8 million. BMC's fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.

  • Novell's chief Ronald Hovsepian earned a $825,032 salary in 2007 along with $1.4 million in stock awards, $946,169 in option awards, and $2.3 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. "Other compensation" totaling $41,923 brought his 2007 compensation to $5.4 million. Novell's fiscal year ended October 31, 2007.

  • Paul Otellini, Intel's CEO, earned a $770,000 salary and $595,100 bonus in 2007. Just over $6 million in option awards, $4 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation and $178,000 in other areas brought his 2007 compensation total to $11.5 million. Intel's 2007 fiscal year ended December 29, 2007.

  • John Swainson, CA's chief, earned a $1 million salary in 2007. He also claimed $2.6 million in stock awards, $3.2 million in option awards, and $1.4 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Another $250,263 in other areas brought his 2007 compensation total to just under $8.5 million. CA's fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.

  • Richard Notebaert, who retired from Qwest on August 15, 2007, earned a $689,616 salary in 2007. His total compensation includes $1.8 million due to changes in pension value and $8.7 million in "other compensation" -- as well as $1.7 million forfeited in stock awards and $1.9 million forfeited in option awards. Qwest's fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

  • Mark Hurd, HP's chief, earned a $1.4 million salary in 2007 and a bonus just shy of $1.4 million. He also claimed $6.2 million in stock awards, $3.7 million in option awards, and $11.9 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Roughly $517,000 in other areas brought his 2007 compensation total to $25.3 million. HP's fiscal year ended October 31, 2007.

  • Oracle CEO Larry Elllison accumulated $35 million in compensation last year. He started with a salary of $1 million and got a big boost from option awards ($23.9 million) and non-equity incentive plan compensation ($8.4 million). Another $1.7 million in "other compensation" helped Ellison hit his $35 million total. Oracle's fiscal year ended May 31, 2007.

  • Michael Dell's 2007 compensation includes a $950,000 salary and option awards worth $2.5 million. An additional $1 million in "other compensation" brought his total to just shy of $4.5 million. Dell's 2007 fiscal year ended February 2, 2007.

  • Former AT&T CEO Edward Whitacre drew a whopping $78.4 million in total compensation in 2007 before retiring in July. The bulk of the monies ($73.5 million) came in the form of stock awards. Whitacre's compensation also includes a $983,916 salary, $65,606 in option awards, and $2.8 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. AT&T's 2007 fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

  • Scott Kriens earned a $568,750 salary in 2007. He also claimed $767,768 in stock awards, $2.9 million in option awards, and $981,000 in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Another 6,367 in other areas brought his 2007 compensation total to $5.3 million. Juniper Networks' fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

  • Former Sprint Nextel chief Gary Forsee, who stepped down in Oct. 2007, earned a $1.5 million salary in 2007 along with $9 million in stock awards, $14.4 million in option awards, and $1.5 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Another $5.2 million due to changes in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings, along with $8.3 million in "other compensation," brought his 2007 compensation total to $40 million. Sprint Nextel's 2007 fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

  • Which tech CEO earned just $1 in 2007? Who raked in $74 million before retiring? Which newcomer managed to accumulate $3 million after less than two weeks on the job? When it comes to tallying top executives' compensation packages, recent rules from the US Securities and Exchange Commission make it tougher for public companies to be evasive. Read on to find out what 30 technology chiefs cost their companies in 2007, once their salaries, bonuses, stock awards and more are added together. (All figures in US dollars)

  • Motorola president Greg Brown -- who took over as the company's CEO effective January 2008 -- accumulated $7.1 million in compensation in 2007. He started with a salary of $857,500 and got a boost from stock awards ($2.8 million) and option awards ($2.8 million). Other contributors to Brown's compensation total include $486,214 in non-equity incentive plan compensation and $9,356 due to changes in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings. Motorola's 2007 fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

  • Network Appliance CEO Daniel Warmenhoven's 2007 compensation amounted to $6.4 million. He started with a $709,615 salary and also drew $3.7 million in option awards, $986,365 in non-equity incentive plan compensation, and $1 million due to changes in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings. Network Appliance's fiscal year ended April 27, 2007.

  • AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson -- who took the top seat when Edward Whitacre retired in July 2007 -- accumulated $22 million in compensation last year. He started with a salary of $1.2 million and got a boost from stock awards ($8.3 million), option awards ($790,911), and a bonus ($648,750). Other contributors to Stephenson's 2007 compensation total include $3.9 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation and $7 million due to changes in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings. AT&T's 2007 fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

  • Steve Ballmer's 2007 compensation includes a $620,000 salary, $650,000 bonus and an additional $9,821 in "other compensation." His total compensation is just shy of $1.3 million. Microsoft's fiscal year ended June 30, 2007.

  • John Chambers earned a $350,096 salary and $3.5 million bonus in Cisco's fiscal 2007 year. A little more than $7.1 million in option awards and $7,677 in other compensation upped his total compensation to $11 million. Cisco's fiscal year ended July 28, 2007.

  • Ivan Seidenberg's 2007 compensation totaled $26.6 million, Verizon reported. He started with a salary of $2.1 million and got a big boost from stock awards worth $19.2 million plus $4.2 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Another $203,231 due to changes in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings, along with $852,312 in "other compensation," rounded out his 2007 compensation total.

  • Steve Job's total compensation for Apple's 2007 fiscal year was his $1 salary. No bonus, no stock or option awards, no other compensation. Apple's fiscal year ended September 29, 2007.

  • Mike Zafirovski, Nortel's chief, earned a $1.3 million salary in 2007 along with $3.3 million in stock awards, $3.1 million in option awards, and $1.3 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Changes in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings ($698,714) along with $378,559 in "other compensation" brought his 2007 compensation total to $10.1 million. Nortel's fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

  • Google CEO Eric Schmidt drew a $1 salary in 2007, as did fellow top Google executives Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Schmidt also received a $1,898 bonus and $478,662 in "other compensation" (the bulk of it for personal security) for Google's fiscal year, which ended December 31, 2007.

  • Samuel Palmisano, IBM's chief, earned a $1.8 million salary in 2007 along with $7.8 million in stock awards, $5.5 million in option awards, and $5.8 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Changes in retention plan and pension values ($3.3 million) along with nearly $1 million in other areas brought his 2007 compensation total to $25.1 million. IBM's 2007 fiscal year ended December 31.

  • Former Motorola CEO Ed Zander, who vacated the post at the start of 2008, accumulated $17.3 million in compensation in 2007. The bulk of the monies ($10.8 million) came in the form of option awards. Zander's total compensation also includes a $1.5 million salary, $2.6 million in stock awards, and $1.5 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Motorola's 2007 fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

  • AMD's chief, Hector Ruiz, earned a $1.1 million salary in 2007 along with $4.6 million in stock awards and $1.3 million in option awards. Changes in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings ($981,353) along with $74,922 in "other compensation" brought his 2007 compensation total to $8.1 million. AMD's fiscal year ended December 29, 2007.

  • Dan Hesse, who was named president and CEO of Sprint Nextel on December 18, 2007, accumulated $3 million in compensation in Sprint Nextel's 2007 fiscal year -- which ended 13 days after he arrived. His total 2007 compensation includes a $23,077 salary, $2.7 million bonus, $125,448 in stock awards and $195,771 in option awards.

  • Former Red Hat president and CEO Matthew Szulik (current chairman) received $5.2 million in total compensation during Red Hat's fiscal year, which ended February 28, 2007. His compensation included a $504,167 salary, $162,154 in stock awards, $4 million in option awards, $546,280 in non-equity incentive plan compensation, and $5,000 in "other compensation." Jim Whitehurst assumed the role of president and CEO effective January 1, 2008.

  • Edward Mueller, who joined Qwest on August 10, 2007, earned a $470,769 salary along with $702,836 in stock awards, $1.2 million in option awards, and $16,516 due to changes in pension value. Nearly $2.3 million in "other compensation" brought his 2007 compensation total to $5.6 million. Qwest's fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

  • Sun's Jonathan Schwartz earned a $980,769 salary in 2007 along with $7.6 million in stock awards, $2.8 million in option awards, and $2.5 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Changes in pension value ($20,559) along with $246,569 in "other compensation" brought his 2007 compensation total to $14.1 million. Sun's fiscal year ended June 30, 2007.

  • The bulk of John Thompson's 2007 compensation came from $3.5 million worth of option awards. Symantec's chief also was awarded an $800,000 salary, $350,000 in non-equity incentive plan compensation, and $108,611 in "other compensation" to hit his $4.8 million total. Symantec's fiscal year ended March 30, 2007.

  • EMC chief Joe Tucci earned a $1 million salary in 2007 along with a $1 million bonus, $8.4 million in stock awards, $4.2 million in option awards and $2.5 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Another $205,546 in "other compensation" brought his 2007 compensation total to $17.3 million. EMC's fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

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