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Thermo Fisher CEO was paid $5.5m

The top executive at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. collected total compensation of $5.5 million last year, nearly double his 2010 pay package, according to a regulatory filing Monday.

Waltham-based Thermo Fisher, a leading laboratory science supplier, said its president and chief executive, Marc N. Casper, was paid a salary of $1 million and a bonus of $1.3 million in 2011. He was also awarded new stock options with an estimated market value of more than $3 million and given other compensation totaling $152,517, the documents said.

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Casper, who was named to the top job at Thermo Fisher in October 2009, collected total compensation of $2.7 million in 2010.

The company’s net income increased to $1.3 billion in 2011 from just over $1 billion in 2010.

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