Energy execs sweep list of Houston’s top 10 highest paid

What kind of raise did you get last year? If you’re one of the top-paid executives in Houston, it was an increase of 10.9 percent.

An analysis of the 720 highest paid local executives who work for publicly traded companies revealed the median total compensation — which includes base pay, bonuses and long-term incentives — was $1.7 million last year.

But that number is dwarfed by the biggest paychecks in the energy business. Oil industry executives swept the list of Houston’s top 10 highest paid.

You can check out who else made it onto the list of the Houston area’s largest compensation packages here.



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L.M. Sixel writes about the economy and the workplace for the Houston Chronicle. She started her newspaper career at the Beaumont Enterprise. Before that, she earned a Bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's degree in economic history from the London School of Economics.