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Sanderson Tops CEO Pay List for Mississippi
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Sanderson Farms CEO Joe F. Sanderson, Jr.

By The Associated Press

   Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

   The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30. Not every state has such a company headquartered there. The survey includes only CEOs who have been in place for at least two years, but it does not limit the survey to companies in the S&P 500, as the AP's general compensation study does. That's why it includes such CEOs as Tesla's Elon Musk.

   To calculate CEO pay, Equilar adds salary, bonus, stock awards, stock option awards, deferred compensation and other components that include benefits and perks. For some companies, big raises can occur when CEOs get a stock grant in one year as part of a multi-year grant.

   Median pay for S&P 500 CEOs was $12 million last year. Median means half made more, and half made less.

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   Alabama: J. Thomas Hill, Vulcan Materials, $7.8 million

   Arizona: Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan, $14 million

   Arkansas: C. Douglas McMillon, Walmart, $23.6 million

   California: Elon Musk, Tesla, $2.28 Billion

   Colorado: Gregory Maffei, Liberty Media, $20.2 million

   Connecticut: Glenn Fogel, Booking Holdings, $20.5 million

   Delaware: Herve Hoppenot, Incyte, $9.3 million

   Washington, D.C.: Thomas  Joyce, Jr., Danaher, $15.4 million

   Florida: Frank Del Rio, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, $22.6 million

   Georgia: Martin Richenhagen, AGCO, $18.6 million

   Hawaii: Constance Lau, Hawaiian Electric Industries, $5.7 million

   Idaho: Darrel Anderson, IDACORP, $4.5 million

   Illinois: Miles White , Abbott Laboratories, $24.3 million

   Indiana: David Ricks, Eli Lilly, $15.7 million

   Iowa: Daniel Houston, Principal Financial Group, $10.5 million

   Kansas: Thomas Gentile III, Spirit AeroSystems, $9.9 million

   Kentucky: William Carstanjen, Churchill Downs, $21.1 million

   Louisiana: Leo Denault, Entergy, $9.3 million

   Maine: Jonathan Ayers, IDEXX Laboratories, $6.8 million

   Maryland: David Zaslav, Discovery, $129.5 million

   Massachussetts: James Heppelmann, PTC, $50 million

   Michigan: Mary Barra, General Motors, $21.9 million

   Minnesota: James Cracchiolo, Ameriprise Financial, $24.8 million

   Mississippi: Joe Sanderson, Jr., Sanderson Farms, $4.2 million

   Missouri: Michael Neidorff, Centene, $26.1 million

   Nebraska: Lance Fritz, Union Pacific, $12.8 million

   Nevada: Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands, $24 million

   New Hampshire: Timothy McGrath, PC Connection, $4.5 million

   New Jersey: Kenneth Frazier, Merck, $20.9 million

   New Mexico: Patricia Collawn, PNM Resources, $4.8 million

   New York: James Dimon, JPMorgan Chase, $30 million

   North Carolina: Brian Moynihan, Bank of America, $22.5 million

   North Dakota: David Goodin, MDU Resources Group, $4.1 million

   Ohio: Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum, $18.9 million

   Oklahoma: Harold Hamm, Continental Resources, $13.3 million

   Oregon: Bryan DeBoer, Lithia Motors, $5.5 million

   Pennsylvania: Brian Roberts, Comcast, $35 million

   Rhode Island: Larry Merlo, CVS Health, $21.9 million

   South Carolina: John Williams, Domtar, $8 million

   South Dakota: David Emery, Black Hills , $4.1 million (left company on Dec. 31, 2018)

   Tennessee: R. Milton Johnson, HCA Healthcare, $20.1 million (left company on Dec. 31, 2018)

   Texas: Lewis Bird III, At Home Group, $43.1 million

   Utah: Joseph Margolis, Extra Space Storage, $4.4 million

   Virginia: Paul Saville, NVR, $39.1 million

   Washington: John Legere, T-Mobile US, $66.5 million

   Wisconsin: Jeffery Yabuki, Fiserv, $12.4 million