CIOs for some of the nation’s biggest corporations are bringing in big bucks. Network World showcases 27 of the highest-paid IT executives from Fortune 500 companies, including CIOs from FedEx, Aetna and American Express.

Check out the slideshow here.

According to a biannual survey released last year, the average salary of a state CIO is about $130,000, while private-sector CIOs make about $190,000. And the upper bounds of private CIO salaries are much higher than those in the public sector, as showcased in Network World’s slideshow.

[Read in-depth about CIO pay in the public sector in a recent story by Public CIO, a sister publication of Government Technology.]