DENVER — Running an oil and gas company is a well-paying gig, no matter how you look at it. The industry is famed for making company leaders rich, especially in boom times.

The CEOs of oil and natural gas businesses based in Denver receive annual compensation worth millions of dollars, ranking them among the top-paid executives in the city.

In 2018, the most recent year for which complete compensation filings have been made, the CEOs of oil and gas companies earned anywhere from 21 to 99 times more than the median employee salary at their companies, according to U.S. Security & Exchange Commission filings. 

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