This auto CEO made more than $16 million last year

Mary Barra
General Motors CEO Mary Barra addresses the Global Business Conference for investors in Milford, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Photograph by Carlos Osorio — AP

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.

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