Only one person out of 26 of the top compensation earners in 2021 at S&P 500 companies was a woman, according to data released Monday by the ratings agency.
Patricia Kessler Poppe, CEO of PG&E Corp.
earned $51.2 million in total compensation in 2021, placing her 12th on the selected list of the 20 top wage earners and the only woman in that male-dominated top group. Out of the 26 highest-paid S&P 500 CEOs, Poppe was the only woman.
The top three wage earners of the S&P 500 were led by Expedia Group Inc.
CEO Peter Maxwell Kern with $296.2 million in total compensation. He was followed by Warner Brothers Discovery Inc.
CEO David Zaslaw, with $246.6 million in total compensation; and Amazon.com Inc.
CEO Andrew Jassy, with $212.7 million in total 2021 compensation.
Poppe was among only 31 women CEOs out of the 500 companies that make up the S&P.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
CEO Lisa Su earned $29.5 million in 2021 to make No. 2 on the list, followed by $29.1 million earned by General Motors Co.
CEO Mary Barra and $28.3 million earned by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.
CEO Rosalind Brewer.