The average pay of Fortune 500 CEOs – a gobsmacking $14.3 million – is four times that of top executives at comparable sized corporations worldwide according to a study by Bloomberg analysts.
And it’s 265 times what the median U.S. worker earns – enabling U.S. CEOs to rake in more cash for one day at the office than the median worker gets for laboring an entire year.
Here’s how it breaks down: The typical CEO at a Fortune 500 corporation got $53,846 for showing up at the office on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018.
The median American received $44,668 for working the entire year of 2017.
For one day on the job those fat cats were awarded $9,178 more than all the wages a typical American earned over an entire year.