Tech's highest-paid CEOs

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Apple chief Tim Cook is getting one of the biggest raises, and newcomers John Chen of BlackBerry and Satya Nadella of Microsoft earn the most

The median pay for CEOs at 50 tech companies was $11.5 million in 2014, according to Network World's analysis of compensation packages.

John Chen was the highest-paid CEO in our ranking. Chen was hired in late 2013 to attempt a revival of BlackBerry, and nearly all of his compensation -- valued at $85.8 million -- came in the form of restricted stock awards that are scheduled to vest over a five-year period.

Satya Nadella, who was named CEO of Microsoft in February 2014, was second on the list with a pay package worth $84.3 million. Larry Ellison rounded out the top three with a pay package valued at $67.3 million for his final full year as Oracle's CEO.

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