HCA Healthcare CEO named top-paid industry leader — Rankings for Pfizer, Tenet & more

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's R. Milton Johnson made a higher salary than any other healthcare CEO in 2018, according to Axios.

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare CEO Ron Rittenmeyer was the 34th highest-paid health executive in 2018, earning $10,280,228 in actual realized stock gains. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Rittenmeyer were among the 62 highest-paid healthcare CEOs in the U.S., who made a combined $1.1 billion in 2018.

Ten healthcare CEOs with the top salaries and their 2018 compensation:

1. R. Milton Johnson (HCA Healthcare): $109,050,692
2. Gary Guthart (Intuitive Surgical): $99,244,833
3. Marc Casper (Thermo Fisher): $85,476,755
4. Ari Bousbib (IQVIA): $77,021,947
5. Joe Hogan (Align Technology): $69,763,660
6. Kenneth Frazier (Merck): $48,815,014
7. Ian Read (Pfizer): $47,042,550
8. Alex Gorsky (Johnson & Johnson): $46,428,340
9. Michael Mussallem (Edwards Lifesciences): $46,391,013
10. Robert Friel (PerkinElmer): $34,328,450

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