The Associated Press considered the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2008 at Standard & Poor's 500 companies. Substitute declaration with the Securities and swap commission between Jan. 1 and April 20 is the investigation comprises  that filed. Pay information such as adds up salary, bonuses, perquisite, special interest rates on pay set away for later,  the value of stock options approximates by company are rounded and basis on the reward method of AP.

CEOs are taking a hit from the recession less total compensation, smaller bonuses, nearly valueless stock options,  but their companies are already making adjustments that could mean fatter paychecks in the future. An Associated Press analysis shows that the norm pay package for CEOs of companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 7 percent to $7.6 million in 2008.

List of top 10 CEO pay packages for 2008

1. Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy Corp., $112.5 million

2. Sanjay Jha, Motorola Inc., $104.4 million

3. Robert Iger, Walt Disney Co., $51.1 million

4. Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., $42.9 million

5. Kenneth Chenault, American Express Co., $42.9 million

6. Vikram Pandit, Citigroup Inc., $38.2 million

7. Steven Farris, Apache Corp., $37.2 million

8. Louis Camilleri, Philip Morris International Inc., $36.9 million

9. Kevin Johnson, Juniper Networks Inc., $36.1 million

10. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., $35.7 million