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Some tidbits from the NJBIZ list of the 25 highest-paid CEOs of public companies in N.J.

Some quick hits and tidbits from the NJBIZ list of the 25 highest-paid CEOs of public companies in the state:

THE CATEGORIES

Highest-paid overall
David Cote, Honeywell, $25.9M

Highest-paid minority
No. 9 Kenneth C. Frazier, Merck $13.3M

Highest-paid woman
No. 21 Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup $8.7M

Top newcomer
No. 2 Richard Smith, Realogy, $23.9M

Highest climber (16)*
Bob Gamgort, Pinnacle Foods, $9.0M (was 48)

Biggest dropper (67)*
Steve P. Hughes, Boulder Specialty Brands, $1.6M (was 25)

*By ranking

                                                                                                     

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY
How they rank:

Morris: 5
Essex: 4
Mercer: 4
Bergen: 3
Middlesex: 2
Monmouth: 2
Somerset: 2
Union: 2
Camden: 1

                                                                                                     

TOP TOWN
Princeton has the most top-paid CEOs, with four:

$9.7M
Robert O. Carr, Heartland Payment System (12)
$8.9M
David Crane,,NRG Energy (17)
$8.9M
Joseph L. Herring, Covance (18)
$8.8M
Seifi Ghasemi, Rockwood Holdings (20)

                                                                                                     

COMPARING THE PLATEAUS
A look at this year’s list compared with last year’s list:

More than         2012         2013
$30M                 1               0
$25M                 2               1
$20M                 3               2
$15M                 5               7
$10M               13              11
$7.5M              21              25

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