Network Rail's five executive directors are appointed by the organisation's 44 members.
Chief executive David Higgins earns a £577,000 salary
Finance director Patrick Butcher is on £394,000
Operations manager Robin Gisby and projects boss Simon Kisby earn £371,000
Strategy director Paul Plummer earns £348,000 per annum
As well as their salaries, the directors are also entitled to two generous bonus packages.
The first is an annual scheme which pays bosses an additional 60 percent of their salary, when targets on punctuality as well as train company and passenger satisfaction are met.
Its second bonus package is long term scheme pays five bosses up to 100 percent of their salary if they meet targets on efficiency savings, train punctuality and completing work on time.The total package is worth a total of £2 million - and only is paid out in 2015 if targets are met.