Bloomberg reports that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is the highest paid chief executive in the US, earning $219 million a year. To put that into perspective, the average annual pay for a CEO is $12 million a year. Bloomberg’s review looked at total pay from 2000 through 2002 for 243 CEOs running companies with 2002 revenue of $5 billion or more. Data for the study was furnished by Equilar, an independent provider of executive compensation information.