CEO Pay Watch St. Jude Medical Inc.

Daniel Starks, chairman, president and CEO

Total compensation: $2,934,295 for the year ended Dec. 31

Salary: $1,045,500

Non-equity incentive pay: $1,301,648

Other compensation: $36,500

Exercised stock options: $550,647

New stock options: 367,512

Total 2012 return to shareholders: 7.7 percent

Note: The company also recorded an expense of $1,426,001 for stock awards and $2,912,165 for option awards in 2012 as part of Stark's long-term compensation award.

Patrick Kennedy