20. Teresa A. Taylor
Teresa A. Taylor
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Qwest Communications International, Inc. (Q)
2010 Total Compensation: $10,685,565 *

Source: Equilar Inc.

* 2010 total compensation includes $4,950,000 in severance-related payments in connection with the acquisition of the company by CenturyLink.
Source: Equilar Inc.
Note: Total compensation includes annualized base salary, discretionary and performance-based bonus payouts, the grant-date fair value of new stock and option awards and other compensation. If relevant, other compensation includes severance payments. Equilar Inc., an executive compensation research firm in Redwood Shores, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies by Aug. 15.
Last updated September 30 2011: 3:26 PM ET