Meet the Apple Executive Who Makes More Money Than CEO Tim Cook

Retail head Angela Ahrendts earned $73 million in 2014.

Even still, several other Apple executives, including Ahrendts, earned more money than Cook in 2014 due to stock awards.

The company's new chief financial officer, Luca Maestri, scored a $14 million compensation package for 2014, the SEC filings show.

According to the filings, Ahrendts received stock awards worth $70 million -- which were part hiring bonus, part compensation for the stock options she had to forfeit when leaving Burberry.

While Ahrendts had a sizable windfall -- plenty of which is on paper -- it's likely that her payday, and Maestri's, will be more in line with their peers for 2015.

Apple's SEC filing notes that "limited exceptions" are made for awards for new hires or in connection with promotions. Ahrendts and Maestri both joined the company last year.

Shares of Apple stock opened at $112.32 today, up more than 40 percent in the past year. The company will report earnings for its first fiscal quarter on Jan. 27.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.