Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Total compensation: $1,199,877
Base pay: $696,054
Hockfield served as the 16th and first female president of MIT from December 2004 to June 2012, and continues to hold a faculty appointment as professor of neuroscience. During her tenure, the school launched the MIT Energy Initiative, expanded its engagements with nations such as China, and built upon its OpenCourseWare program. Hockfield is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds numerous honorary degrees.