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What Chicago's top CEOs made last year

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Roll your cursor over the images to display a breakdown of the payouts to the chief executives of Illinois' 30 largest publicly traded companies.

CEO compensation expert Don Delves, president of Chicago-based The Delves Group, which compiled the Sun-Times’ 2011 CEO pay lists, said the 6 percent increase, on average, in CEO salaries, and 12.5 percent jump in bonuses don’t look outrageous given that the companies had a good year, with overall revenues up 15 percent and net income ahead 20 percent from 2010.

Read the full story: Motorola CEOs were best paid among Chicago's largest companies in 2011

1. Sanjay Jha
Motorola Mobility Holdings
  • Total compensation: $47,152,687
  • Change in pay: 262%
  • Base salary: $1,188,461
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $1,782,692
  • Stock: $9,433,055
  • Options: $34,190,487
  • Change in pension: $0
  • Other: $557,992
  • Company revenue (millions): $13,064
  • 2. Gregory Brown
    Motorola Solutions
  • Total compensation: $29,329,052
  • Change in pay: 113%
  • Base salary: $1,200,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $4,100,000
  • Stock: $8,674,602
  • Options: $15,095,318
  • Change in pension: $15,188
  • Other: $243,944
  • Company revenue (millions): $8,203
  • 3. Miles White
    Abbott Laboratories
  • Total compensation: $24,010,902
  • Change in pay: -6%
  • Base salary: $1,900,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $4,200,000
  • Stock: $9,759,558
  • Options: $1,835,981
  • Change in pension: $5,419,080
  • Other: $896,283
  • Company revenue (millions): $38,851
  • 4. James McNerney
    Boeing
  • Total compensation: $22,958,313
  • Change in pay: 16%
  • Base salary: $1,930,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $8,704,300
  • Stock: $3,420,165
  • Options: $3,420,159
  • Change in pension: $4,555,010
  • Other: $928,679
  • Company revenue (millions): $68,735
  • 5. Irene Rosenfeld
    Kraft Foods
  • Total compensation: $21,944,694
  • Change in pay: 14%
  • Base salary: $1,540,712
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $4,232,000
  • Stock: $7,754,472
  • Options: $1,933,709
  • Change in pension: $6,207,428
  • Other: $276,373
  • Company revenue (millions): $54,365
  • 6. Samuel Allen
    Deere & Co.
  • Total compensation: $18,802,364
  • Change in pay: 41%
  • Base salary: $1,255,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $6,041,500
  • Stock: $6,100,913
  • Options: $2,925,996
  • Change in pension: $2,233,075
  • Other: $245,880
  • Company revenue (millions): $32,013
  • 7. Douglas Oberhelman
    Caterpillar
  • Total compensation: $16,902,023
  • Change in pay: 60%
  • Base salary: $1,429,506
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $4,934,935
  • Stock: $0
  • Options: $8,309,208
  • Change in pension: $2,080,873
  • Other: $147,501
  • Company revenue (millions): $57,392
  • 8. Daniel Ustian
    Navistar International
  • Total compensation: $15,167,755
  • Change in pay: 46%
  • Base salary: $1,238,333
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $1,450,000
  • Stock: $4,671,420
  • Options: $4,996,330
  • Change in pension: $2,717,837
  • Other: $93,835
  • Company revenue (millions): $13,958
  • 9. Jeffery Smisek
    United Continental
  • Total compensation: $14,700,832
  • Change in pay: 237%
  • Base salary: $975,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $4,413,750
  • Stock: $7,530,415
  • Options: $0
  • Change in pension: $1,326,749
  • Other: $454,918
  • Company revenue (millions): $37,110
  • 10. Robert Parkinson
    Baxter International
  • Total compensation: $14,065,479
  • Change in pay: 22%
  • Base salary: $1,408,846
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $2,900,184
  • Stock: $5,099,681
  • Options: $3,386,214
  • Change in pension: $1,233,451
  • Other: $37,103
  • Company revenue (millions): $13,893
  • 11. David Nelms
    Discover Financial Services
  • Total compensation: $13,890,296
  • Change in pay: 62%
  • Base salary: $1,000,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $3,225,000
  • Stock: $9,628,196
  • Options: $0
  • Change in pension: $19,950
  • Other: $17,150
  • Company revenue (millions): $8,550
  • 12. David Speer
    Illinois Tool Works
  • Total compensation: $12,499,367
  • Change in pay: 12%
  • Base salary: $1,166,990
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $2,184,605
  • Stock: $2,224,545
  • Options: $5,053,697
  • Change in pension: $1,751,708
  • Other: $117,822
  • Company revenue (millions): $17,787
  • 13. Gregory Wasson
    Walgreen
  • Total compensation: $12,116,245
  • Change in pay: 51%
  • Base salary: $1,200,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $2,675,000
  • Stock: $5,647,235
  • Options: $2,237,617
  • Change in pension: $16,416
  • Other: $339,977
  • Company revenue (millions): $72,184
  • 14. Gregory Case
    Aon PLC
  • Total compensation: $12,017,531
  • Change in pay: -42%
  • Base salary: $1,500,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $1,300,000
  • Stock: $9,168,251
  • Options: $0
  • Change in pension: $0
  • Other: $49,280
  • Company revenue (millions): $11,287
  • 15. John Rowe
    Exelon
  • Total compensation: $11,716,004
  • Change in pay: 24%
  • Base salary: $1,512,904
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $2,500,000
  • Stock: $4,079,600
  • Options: $1,648,300
  • Change in pension: $1,505,192
  • Other: $470,008
  • Company revenue (millions): $18,924
  • 16. Thomas Wilson
    Allstate
  • Total compensation: $11,179,816
  • Change in pay: 20%
  • Base salary: $1,100,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $2,252,800
  • Stock: $2,310,005
  • Options: $4,290,001
  • Change in pension: $1,157,562
  • Other: $69,448
  • Company revenue (millions): $32,654
  • 17. Patricia Woertz
    Archer Daniels Midland
  • Total compensation: $11,079,862
  • Change in pay: -3%
  • Base salary: $1,300,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $2,469,902
  • Stock: $4,011,432
  • Options: $3,071,547
  • Change in pension: $166,120
  • Other: $60,861
  • Company revenue (millions): $80,676
  • 18. Robert Livingston
    Dover
  • Total compensation: $10,914,685
  • Change in pay: 38%
  • Base salary: $900,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $2,004,779
  • Stock: $1,372,704
  • Options: $3,627,567
  • Change in pension: $2,995,045
  • Other: $14,590
  • Company revenue (millions): $7,950
  • 19. Louis D'Ambrosio
    Sears Holdings
  • Total compensation: $9,932,924
  • Change in pay: N/A%
  • Base salary: $930,769
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $150,000
  • Stock: $8,000,118
  • Options: $0
  • Change in pension: $0
  • Other: $852,037
  • Company revenue (millions): $41,567
  • 20. James Ryan
    W. W. Grainger
  • Total compensation: $9,198,031
  • Change in pay: 20%
  • Base salary: $975,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $2,182,500
  • Stock: $1,794,920
  • Options: $3,269,888
  • Change in pension: $0
  • Other: $975,723
  • Company revenue (millions): $8,078
  • 21. James Skinner
    McDonalds
  • Total compensation: $8,750,893
  • Change in pay: -10%
  • Base salary: $1,473,333
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $3,300,000
  • Stock: $1,429,035
  • Options: $1,796,501
  • Change in pension: $0
  • Other: $752,024
  • Company revenue (millions): $27,006
  • 22. Thomas Motamed
    CNA Financial
  • Total compensation: $8,363,417
  • Change in pay: -12%
  • Base salary: $1,000,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $3,320,833
  • Stock: $2,510,169
  • Options: $749,880
  • Change in pension: $0
  • Other: $782,535
  • Company revenue (millions): $8,951
  • 23. Stephen Wilson
    CF Industries Holdings
  • Total compensation: $7,118,097
  • Change in pay: 21%
  • Base salary: $1,000,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $2,400,000
  • Stock: $1,389,691
  • Options: $1,684,642
  • Change in pension: $508,102
  • Other: $135,662
  • Company revenue (millions): $6,098
  • 24. Ilene Gordon
    Corn Products International
  • Total compensation: $6,927,502
  • Change in pay: 19%
  • Base salary: $966,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $1,839,510
  • Stock: $2,831,020
  • Options: $1,135,484
  • Change in pension: $97,824
  • Other: $57,664
  • Company revenue (millions): $6,544
  • 25. Thomas Quinlan
    R.R. Donnelley & Sons
  • Total compensation: $6,059,714
  • Change in pay: -12%
  • Base salary: $1,000,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $816,000
  • Stock: $3,160,000
  • Options: $878,000
  • Change in pension: $182,084
  • Other: $23,630
  • Company revenue (millions): $9,375
  • 26. Gregg Sherrill
    Tenneco
  • Total compensation: $5,750,640
  • Change in pay: 8%
  • Base salary: $983,250
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $1,616,927
  • Stock: $1,371,684
  • Options: $1,285,857
  • Change in pension: $0
  • Other: $492,922
  • Company revenue (millions): $7,205
  • 27. Marcel Smits
    Sara Lee
  • Total compensation: $5,668,901
  • Change in pay: 81%
  • Base salary: $736,347
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $659,218
  • Stock: $3,000,026
  • Options: $1,000,005
  • Change in pension: $0
  • Other: $273,305
  • Company revenue (millions): $8,681
  • 28. Robert Eck
    Anixter International
  • Total compensation: $5,163,916
  • Change in pay: 30%
  • Base salary: $800,000
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $1,125,000
  • Stock: $1,150,008
  • Options: $1,149,997
  • Change in pension: $933,817
  • Other: $5,094
  • Company revenue (millions): $6,147
  • 29. Ravichandra Saligram
    Officemax
  • Total compensation: $4,388,048
  • Change in pay: -64%
  • Base salary: $917,308
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $0
  • Stock: $1,199,926
  • Options: $1,800,030
  • Change in pension: $0
  • Other: $470,784
  • Company revenue (millions): $7,121
  • 30. Thomas Richards
    CDW Corp
  • Total compensation: $2,821,162
  • Change in pay: -73%
  • Base salary: $715,865
  • Bonus & non-equity incentive plan: $1,725,370
  • Stock: $0
  • Options: $0
  • Change in pension: $374,747
  • Other: $5,180
  • Company revenue (millions): $9,602


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