The chief executive officers of 18 publicly traded companies based in the Richmond region earned average compensation of almost $5.7 million in 2016, but only one of the local CEOs made enough to be listed among the 200 top-paid corporate chiefs in the United States.

The top-paid CEO among the Richmond-area companies was Martin J. Barrington of tobacco giant Altria Group Inc., who earned a total compensation package valued at about $24.2 million, up 126 percent from 2015.

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Robins School of Business

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Joseph A. Jennings Chair in Business
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