Hospital CEOs among the highest paid across all industries

Healthcare CEOs generally have higher compensation figures than executives in other industries, such as technology and manufacturing, according to a survey from executive compensation firm Equilar, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. And though some may argue that due to the complexity of healthcare, CEOs deserve annual double-digit salary increases, others question the incentive because healthcare executives' pay is based on the amount of revenue hospitals generate. "Basically, hospitals get rewarded by putting more heads in beds. It works against the goal of affordable healthcare," said Professor Harold Miller, executive director of Center for Healthcare Quality Payment and Reform at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. "We need to start paying these executives to keep people healthy." Article