The Parade magazine inside today's Star includes its annual feature on what Americans in various jobs are paid, peeking into their paychecks. To accompany that report, the Star compiled the top salaries paid by Southern Arizona's largest employers and by its biggest publicly traded firms.

Total compensation figures from public companies may differ from totals listed on company proxy statements. The Star utilizes a formula, also used by The Associated Press, that excludes changes in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings from total compensation.