04/18/2012 02:06 pm ET

States With Highest Paid CEOs Ranked In New Analysis (PHOTOS)

CEOs looking to be compensated as generously as possible, should pack their bags and head to Delaware, according to an analysis by BizJournals.

The site used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to rank CEO-friendly states in a number of ways, including average annual compensation. The statistics come from data collected in May 2011 by the BLS.

See the top ten states for CEO pay in the slideshow below, and also checkout Forbes' list of the top paid CEOs.

States With The Highest Paid CEOs