Ranking the highest paid wireless industry executives

Money in Air - Executive PayAT&T CEO Randall Stephenson's 2012 compensation package in excess of $22 million places him at the top of FierceWireless' list of the most highly paid wireless industry executives last year. Stephenson's 2012 compensation rose slightly from 2011. However, his 2011 compensation was down significantly from what he made in 2010. The reduction in Stephenson's pay in 2011 from 2010 was due to AT&T's failure to close its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The ranking was compiled based on filings that publicly traded companies recently made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The numbers from 2012 include several changes from last year's list. For example, based on 2012's figures, operators, rather than vendors, dominate the list. Special Report