The Fierce Wireless website, which said the figures for the top 25 highest paid executives were compiled from regulatory filings, had Pichai's total compensation for 2016 — the latest figures available — at a shade more than US$199 million, almost double what he made the previous year.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook was second on the list, but a good bit behind Pichai, with total compensation of US$145,000 in 2016.
Making up the top three was the chief executive of Charter, Tom Rutledge, who received US$98.5 million in 2016. John Bickham, chief operating officer at the same company, was compensated to the tune of US$47.4 million the same year.
The other was Angela Ahrendts, a senior vice-president at Apple, who received much lower compensation of US$22.9 million.
Bottom of the list was Marcelo Claure, the chief executive of Sprint, whose total compensation for last year was US$7.5 million.
The report said that many prominent names were not on the list; for example, Altice USA had not yet filed its list of executive pay, and Time Warner had been absorbed by Charter.
The full list is here.