Top 10 Highest-Paid CEOs in the Energy Industry

The energy industry encompasses various sectors involved in the production, distribution, and consumption of energy resources, which play a vital role in powering economies, industries, and everyday life. This industry is constantly evolving and heavily influenced by various complex factors, such as technological advancements, environmental concerns, and geopolitical dynamics. The energy industry comprises multiple sub-industries, including oil and gas, electric utilities, renewable energy, nuclear power, and more. Understanding the salaries of top CEOs in the energy sector provides valuable insights into market dynamics, the competitive landscape, and the importance of executive compensation planning.

For the purposes of this examination, base salary serves as the metric since it is predetermined and the most fixed among the various forms of executive compensation. Other pay, defined as excess benefits and perquisites greater than $10,000, is the second most common form of CEO compensation and is also included in the table below. Learn more about top 10 executive compensation in different industries, including the top 10 highest-paid medical professionals in nonprofit health care and the top 10 highest-paid CEOs in technology.






Other Pay

Centennial Resource Development Inc

James Walter

Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer



Centennial Resource Development Inc

William Hickey

Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer



Antero Resources Corp

Paul Rady

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Antero Resources and Antero Midstream



Chevron Corp

Michael Wirth

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer



Halliburton Co

Jeffrey Miller

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President



Cheniere Energy Inc

Jack Fusco

Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer



Marathon Petroleum Corp

Michael Hennigan

Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer; Chairman of the Board of MPLX




Ryan Lance

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer



Pioneer Natural Resources Co

Scott Sheffield

Director and Chief Executive Officer



Phillips 66

Greg Garland

Executive Chairman of the Board




Building total compensation packages for top executive employees can vary considerably across organizations due to a variety of complex factors. Learn more about executive compensation at SalaryExpert, powered by ERI, and find out how energy compensation compares to other industries, considering total compensation factors, such as salary, stock, incentives, bonuses, and more.

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