Highest-paid CEOs by state

  • FILE- In this March 14, 2019, file photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk was the top paid CEO in California for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey includes only CEOs who have been in place for at least two years, but it does not limit the survey to companies in the S&P 500, as the AP's general compensation study does. That’s why it includes Musk. Musk earned $2.28 Billion in 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by the Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.