Tech's highest paid CEOs

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The median pay for CEOs at 50 tech companies was $11.5 million in 2014, according to Network World's analysis of compensation packages.

John Chen was the highest-paid CEO in our ranking. Chen was hired in late 2013 to attempt a revival of BlackBerry, and nearly all of his compensation -- valued at $85.8 million -- came in the form of restricted stock awards that are scheduled to vest over a five-year period.

Satya Nadella, who was named CEO of Microsoft in February 2014, was second on the list with a pay package worth $84.3 million. Larry Ellison rounded out the top three with a pay package valued at $67.3 million for his final full year as Oracle’s CEO.

The lowest paid CEO is Google's Larry Page, who voluntarily opted for a token $1 salary, as he has since 2004, and declined any bonuses and new equity awards.

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