The 10 highest paid U.S. wireless executives in 2012

During the past several weeks, publicly traded U.S. companies in the wireless industry revealed how much they pay their CEOs. These numbers, from 2012, include several changes from last year's list. For example, in 2012 operators dominate the list, not vendors, with AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson being the highest-paid executive. Stephenson's 2012 compensation rose slightly from 2011, and is up significantly from the hit it took in 2010 due to AT&T's failure to close its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The data comes from filings made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Special Report