This analysis lists the highest-paid staffers registered as federal lobbyists during the reporting period. The information comes from IRS Form 990 for fiscal years 2018 or 2019.
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Among the 25 highest-paid professional society CEOs, a few similarities stand out.
Of the 25 highest-paid CEOs tracked by CEO Update, 24 lead trade associations. And those trade group CEOs lead organizations that are remarkably similar.
This report lists the salaries of 627 CEOs at large trade and professional associations, those with revenue higher than $12 million. The information is gathered from IRS Form 990, the disclosure document filed by tax-exempt organizations, for fiscal years 2019 or 2020—the latest available.