In 2016, CEOs of S&P 500 Index companies received, on average, $13.1 million in total compensation, according to the AFL-CIO’s analysis of available data. In contrast, production and nonsupervisory workers earned only $37,632, on average, in 2016—a CEO-to-worker pay ratio of 347 to 1.
More for Them, Less for Us
Avoiding corporate income taxes is one way CEOs boost their companies’ profits and thereby increase their own pay.
We Need Company Pay Transparency