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Highest-paid CEOs
Ranked by total compensation for most recent fiscal year available for public companies headquartered in Central Mass. (a)

Name
Total compensation
CEO pay ratio/
median employee salary (b)
Salary
Bonus
Non-equity incentive plan compensation
Option awards
Stock awards
Other annual compensation
1Christopher J. Baldwin, chairman, president & CEO
BJ's Wholesale Club Inc., Westborough
$42,056,764
N/A (c)
$1,230,769
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$2,203,500
$3,134,752
$35,458,808
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2Stephen P. MacMillan, chairman, president & CEO
Hologic Inc., Marlborough
$42,040,142
137:1
$87,845
$1,030,000
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$1,390,500
$12,072,994
$27,183,611
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3Ernie Herrman, president & CEO
The TJX Cos. Inc., Framingham
$18,822,770 (d)
1,596:1
$11,791
$1,600,001
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$5,567,597
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$9,632,857
$409,260 (e)

Source: The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission proxy statements. Notes: Following the $6.9-billion acquisition by N.Y., New York-based Sycamore Partners, Framingham's Staples Inc. is no longer a public company. Dell EMC Inc. began trading on Dec. 28, 2018. Compensation data for Ayer's AMSC and Marlborough's Phio Pharmaceuticals Corp. was unavailable at press time. N/A = not available. For the full list, see WBJ's digital edition.
(a) Compensation is for fiscal year 2018 unless otherwise noted.
(b) Disclosure requirement is a component of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; see company filings for details on how pay ratio and median compensation were calculated.
(c) Unable to confirm CEO pay ratio, an exemption for the reporting requirement or the basis for such an exemption by press time; neither BJ's Wholesale Club investor relations, nor the Boston Regional Office of the SEC, returned WBJ's e-mails or phone calls by press time.
(d) All figures for fiscal year ending Feb. 2, 2019
(e) Change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings
- Compiled by: Stephanie R. Meagher, smeagher@nebusinessmedia.com
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