AT&T, Sprint CEOs among the best paid in telecom

Every year Fierce checks out the highest-paid CEOs in the telecom space. This year, executives from Sprint (NYSE: S) and AT&T (NYSE: T) topped the list: AT&T's Randall Stephenson pulled in around $23 million in total compensation last year, and Sprint's Dan Hesse netted a whopping $49 million, largely thanks to Sprint's transaction with Japan's SoftBank last year. And it's no surprise that telecom CEOs are well paid; as the New York Times recently noted in its annual compilation of compensation for executives at the 100 largest publicly traded American companies, the median compensation of a CEO in 2013 was $13.9 million, up 9 percent from 2012. The 100 CEOs in the survey took home a combined $1.5 billion last year, a slight bump from 2012. For a complete list of the highest-paid CEOs in the wireless industry, click here. And for a list of the highest-paid CEOs in the wireline sector, click here.


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