Who Earns Most? Ratio of Pay CEO-to-Worker
CEO Pay. Put into perspective. Cozy in corner offices with wallets so fat they can hardly sit down, many Fortune CEOs make hundreds, even thousands, of times more than the average worker at their company.
PayScale.com reveals which business leaders take rake in the highest incomes and which ones stay closer to their team.
For the full table, visit: http://payscale.com/ceo-income/fortune-50.
The CEO-to-Worker pay ratio represents a company's CEO pay divided by the median pay of their typical, full-time employee. This is itty-bitty black clot represents the company's typical worker.
CEO Pay: $101.965.000.
Median worker pay: $58.700.
CEO-to-worker pay ratio: 1737:1.
CEO Pay: $16.270.000.
Median worker pay: $22.700.
CEO-to-worker pay ratio: 717:1.
CEO Pay: $36.750.000.
Median worker pay: $60.000.
CEO-to-worker pay ratio: 613:1.
CEO Pay: $32.460.000.
Median worker pay: $60.500.
CEO-to-worker pay ratio: 537:1.
CEO Pay: $16.560.000.
Median worker pay: $36.300.
CEO-to-worker pay ratio: 456:1.
The average pay ratio of the Fortune 40 is 213:1
Fortune 50's four lowest pay ratios
- Citigroup, Inc. CEO pay: $1.350.000, median worker: $77.800, pay ratio: 17:1.
- Microsoft Corp. CEO pay: $1.350.000, median worker: $104.800, pay ratio: 13:1.
- Though the current lowest ratio belongs to CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet, it was previously held by Steve Jobs whose total annual pay was $1 (a ratio of 0.0000163999:1).
- Dell, Inc. CEO pay: $960.000, median worker: $76.300, pay ratio: 13:1.
- Berkshire Hathaway. CEO pay: $450.000, median worker: $47.800, pay ratio: 10:1.
Ratios in the red
- Of the fortune 50, three companies are currently operating in the red.
- Bank of America. Profit: - $2.238.000.000, CEO pay: $6.450.000, median worker pay: $44.900, CEO-to-worker ratio: 144:1.
- Freddie Mac. Profit: - $14.025.000.000, CEO pay: $5.240.000, median worker pay: $80.900, CEO-to-worker ratio: 66:1.
- Fannie Mae. Profit: - $14.014.000.000, CEO pay: $4.840.000, median worker pay: $92.800, CEO-to-worker ratio: 52:1.
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Supplemental sources: http://people.forbes.com, http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortunes500/2011/full_list, http://www.forbes.com/lists/2011/12/ceo-compensation-11_rank.html.
Notes; When calculating a CEO's total cash compensation for the fiscal year we count the following: salary and cash bonuses; other compensation, such as vested stock grants; and stock gains; the value realized by exercised stock options. The list covers the top 50 Fortune 500 companies that are publicly traded and have greater than 5.000 employees.
For full methodology, see: http://www.payscale.com/ceo-income/methodolgy.