Company Pay Ratios
Publicly traded companies are required to disclose the pay ratio between their chief executive and median employees. The average S&P 500 company’s CEO-to-worker pay ratio was 299-to-1 in 2020.
Company pay ratio data is important. It shows which companies are investing in their workforce to create high-wage jobs. The table below shows how companies pay their CEOs relative to their workforce.
|Ticker||Company||Median Worker Pay||Pay Ratio Sort ascending|
|CVS||CVS Health Corporation||$55,716||414:1|
|CTSH||Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation||$33,358||414:1|
|CHDN||Churchill Downs Incorporated||$26,000||404:1|
|LITE||Lumentum Holdings, Inc.||$25,904||399:1|
|NXST||Nexstar Media Group, Inc.||$59,240||398:1|
|AXP||American Express Company||$61,188||396:1|
|JPM||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||$80,102||395:1|
|BBY||Best Buy Co., Inc.||$30,542||394:1|
|MGM||MGM Resorts International||$35,526||394:1|
|GLPI||Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc.||$29,891||390:1|
|AMT||American Tower Corporation||$38,108||386:1|
|CVGW||Calavo Growers, Inc.||$4,948||382:1|
|BHE||Benchmark Electronics, Inc.||$12,795||381:1|
|KDP||Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.||$59,012||381:1|
NOTE: For companies with more than one CEO during the year, the highest-paid CEO is included in the database. Pay ratio between CEO pay and median employee pay are displayed as disclosed by each company’s proxy statement. The CEO pay ratio may not equal the displayed CEO’s total compensation due to differing company methodologies in calculating pay ratios.