Mary Barra, General Motors CEO.
Photograph by Carlos Osorio — AP
By Ben Geier
April 24, 2015

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, has received praise for her leadership of the Detroit company through a recall scandal in 2014, and it turns out she was well-paid for it as well, to the tune of $16.16 million.

This number was more than her targeted compensation, but less than she could have made if GM (GM) had met other business-related metrics, according to Reuters.

Barra’s salary is a 78% jump over what her predecessor Dan Akerson earned in 2013. Barra took over the top job at GM early last year, becoming the first woman to run a major North American auto manufacturer.

Only $4.55 million of Barra’s pay is in salary, or other liquid assets. The rest is in stock awards, which cannot be cashed out yet.

SPONSORED FINANCIAL CONTENT

You May Like

EDIT POST