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Piedmont’s CEO makes $3.1 million; 16 Charlotte-area CEOs who make more

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Piedmont Natural Gas CEO Tom Skains pulled in $3.1 million in fiscal 2014. We’re impressed. But not as impressed as we are by the compensation (which includes salary, stocks, bonus and a bunch of other things none of us regular Joes make) that other top-paid CEOs in the Charlotte region made in 2013, according to an analysis by The Charlotte Observer:

(1) Robert Niblock, Lowe’s Inc.: $18.7 million

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(2) Brian Moynihan, Bank of America: $13.1 million

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(3) Jim Rogers, (retired) Duke Energy: $9.6 million

(4) Chris Kearney, SPX Corp.: $8.4 million

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(5) John Ferriola, Nucor Corp.: $8.1 million

(6) David Roberts, Carlisle Companies: $7 million

(7) Lynn Good, Duke Energy: $6.4 million

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(8) Tim Belk, Belk, Inc.: $5.7 million

(9) Howard Levine, Family Dollar: $5.5 million

(10) Frank Harrison III, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated: $5.3 million

(11) James Ferland, Babcock & Wilcox: $5.3 million

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(12) Bruton Smith, Sonic Automotive: $4.4 million

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(13) Stephen Macadam, Enpro Industries: $4.2 million

(14) Robert Toth, Polypore International: $4.1 million

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(15) David Adams, Curtiss Wright: $3.7 million

(16) Thomas Dickson, Harris Teeter Supermarkets: $3.5 million

Photos: Courtesy of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. T. Ortega Gaines / Charlotte Observer, Daniel Coston, special to the Observer,  Todd Sumlin / Charlotte Observer, Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer, Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer.