Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2016, 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 May 1. It includes CEOs who have been in place for at least two years. Not every state had a publicly traded company headquartered there that was large enough to be included.
To calculate CEO pay, Equilar adds salary, bonus, stock awards, stock option awards, deferred compensation and other components that include benefits and perks.
The typical CEO in the Standard & Poor's 500 index made $11.5 million last year.
Above: Top row, from left: General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt; Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen Wynn; Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan. Bottom row, from left: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz; UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley; Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, and Sanderson Farms CEO Joe Sanderson.