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What is the ratio of CEO pay to the average worker?

What is the ratio of CEO pay to the average worker?

In 2020, the ratio of CEO-to-typical-worker compensation was 351-to-1 under the realized measure of CEO pay; that is up from 307-to-1 in 2019 and a big increase from 21-to-1 in 1965 and 61-to-1 in 1989.

Who is the highest-paid CEO in 2020?

Chad Richison Chad Richison is an American entrepreneur who has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Paycom since its founding. Paycom Software Inc. CEO Chad Richison was the nation’s highest-paid CEO in 2020 with a total compensation package of$211 million.

How much do owners make compared to employees?

In 2020, CEOs of the top 350 firms in the U.S. made $24.2 million, on average — 351 times more than a typical worker. A 2019 Institute for Policy Studies report estimates that 80% of S&P 500 companies pay their CEO over 100 times more than they pay their median worker.

How much does Elon Musk get paid a year?

– BusinessInsider Mar 2020: Musk has a $39.5 billion fortune, despite never having taken a paycheck from Tesla. The CEO refuses his $56,000 minimum salary every year.

What percentage of revenue should a CEO salary be?

Size Matters

Position Median Total Direct Compensation for All Respondents Percent of Positions Held by Family Members by Revenue
Less than $50M
Chief Executive Officer $ 425,000 89%
President $ 350,000 80%
Chief Legal Officer $ 300,000 33%

What are the top 10 CEO salaries?


  • #1. Elon Musk. $6.66B.
  • #2. Mike Pykosz. $568.4M.
  • #3. Trevor Bezdek. $497.8M.
  • #4. Douglas Hirsch. $497.8M.
  • #5. Eric Wu. $388.7M.
  • #6. Alex Karp. $369.6M.
  • #7. Geoffrey Price. $356.3M.
  • #8. Tim Cook. $265.0M.