14th Highest Salary: Edward J. Benz, Jr, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Compensation (2008): $848,802
Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in both the research and clinical sides of the cancer problem, focusing its efforts through The Jimmy Fund, the group’s flagship fundraising arm that organizes charity bike rides, golf tournaments, walk-a-thons and more.
CEO Edward J. Benz, a highly accomplished researcher and current associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, works hard to earn his salary of more than $800,000. In addition to leading the Institute, as he has done since 2000, he directs numerous partner organizations like the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Care.