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Average Joe CEO Made $9.6 Million in 2011

Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs. The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by the AP using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm.

Top Executives at Bailed-Out Firms Have Pay Cut

Nearly 70 top executives at three companies bailed out by the taxpayers during the 2008 financial crisis -- AIG, Ally Financial and GM -- were ordered to take pay 10% cuts by the federal government, and the CEOs had their pay frozen at 2011 levels.

Top CEOs Earn More Than Their Firms Pay in Taxes

Twenty five CEOs of America's top companies earned more money than their companies paid in taxes last year, according to the Institute for Policy Studies' Executive Excess report. See which firms and CEOs made the list.

Hurd's Salary as Oracle President: $950,000

Mark Hurd will receive an annual salary of $950,000 and a bonus of as much as $10 million for fiscal 2011 in his new position as president of Oracle (ORCL), according to a regulatory filing. Hurd, who resigned as CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) last month over allegations of falsified expense claims, will also have the option to buy 10 million shares in Oracle, and a further 5 million shares in each of the next five years.