Washington: PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi, Motorola Mobility's Sanjay Jha and three other Indian Americans are among the highest paid CEOs in the United States.

According to survey of the 350 biggest US companies, besides Nooyi and Jha, the three other Indian origin CEOs on the list are OfficeMax CEO Ravi Saligram, Quest Diagnostics' Surya Mohapatra and Citigroup's Vikram Pandit.

The median value of salaries, bonuses and long-term incentive awards for CEOs of 350 major companies surged 11 percent to USD 9.3 million, according to a study of proxy statements conducted for The Wall Street Journal by management consultancy Hay Group.

Viacom Inc CEO Philippe P Dauman topped the list. He received compensation valued at USD 84.3 million, more than double his 2009 pay, thanks largely to equity awards in a renewed contract.

Nooyi's total direct compensation in 2010 was USD 13.78 million, which included her salary of USD 1.3 million dollars, annual incentives of USD 3 million, stock option grants of USD 3.23 million and performance awards totaling USD 6.25 million. Her compensation, however, declined 0.2 percent from 2009.

Saligram earned a total compensation of USD 12.03 million in 2010 that included a salary of USD 121,000, stock option grants of USD 9.21 million and restricted stock grants of USD 2.26 million.

Jha's total direct compensation was USD 11.92 million. His 2010 salary was USD 900,000 dollars and he earned annual incentives of USD 1 million and about USD 10 million in stock options and restricted stock grants.

Mohapatra, whose company is the leading provider of diagnostic testing and services, earned USD 10.39 million in total compensation that included a salary of USD 1.23 million and annual incentives of USD 1.2 million.

However, Pandit featured last in the list as he earned no compensation in 2010, following his decision to take a USD 1 annual salary and no other compensation until Citi returns to 'sustained profitability'.

(Agencies)