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What's pay difference between CEO and average employee?

CEOs make a lot more than the average salary of an employee in any company but in some cases the pay package of the top boss can be more than 1,000 times the median pay of the guys sitting in small cubicles, highlighting the pay disparities at the workplace.

According to data released by jobs website www.glassdoor.com, across the S&P 500 companies it analysed to compare what their CEOs earn, an average top boss was paid $13.8 million per year whereas an average median worker’s pay was about $77,800, leading to an average ratio of 2014 CEO pay to median worker pay.

In other words, on average, CEOs earn 204 times more than what his or her employees earn. In addition, there are some CEOs who earn even more, and some CEOs who earn much less, say experts at the website.

Here are the 10 companies where the ratio of CEO pay vs. employee pay is highest, along with the 10 companies where it’s lowest:

Top 10 companies where CEO pay vs. employee pay ratio is highest

1#Discovery Communications
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 1,951
CEO David M. Zaslav pay: $156,077,912
Median employee pay: $80,000
Company rating: 3.8

2# Chipotle
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 1,522
CEO Steve Ells pay: $28,924,270
Median employee pay: $19,000
Company rating: 3.4

3# CVS Health
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 1,192
CEO Larry J. Merlo pay: $32,350,733
Median employee pay: $27,139
Company rating: 2.7

4# Walmart
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 1,133
CEO Douglas McMillon pay: $25,592,938
Median employee pay: $22,591
Company rating: 3.0

5# Target
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 939
CEO Brian C. Cornell pay: $28,164,024
Median employee pay: $30,000
Company rating: 3.2

6# CBS Corporation
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 862
CEO Leslie Moonves pay: $57,175,645
Median employee pay: $66,365
Company rating: 3.5

7#Bed Bath & Beyond
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 734
CEO Steven H. Temares pay: $19,116,040
Median employee pay: $26,047
Company rating: 2.9

8# Macy’s
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 724
CEO Terry J. Lundgren pay: $16,497,220
Median employee pay: $22,800
Company rating: 3.0

9# Gap
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 705
CEO Glenn Murphy pay: $16,064,312
Median employee pay: $22,800
Company rating: 3.6

10# Starbucks
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 669
CEO Howard D. Schultz pay: $21,466,454
Median employee pay: $32,080
Company rating: 3.8

However, there are companies as well where this difference is less pronounced, fairly negligible or is non-existent. Here are ten such brand that fall on the other side of the spectrum.

Top 10 companies where CEO pay vs. employee pay ratio is lowest

1# Fossil
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 0
CEO Kosta N. Kartsotis pay: $0
Median employee pay: $32,570
Company rating: 3.4

2# Google
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 0
CEO Larry Page pay: $1
Median employee pay: $153,150
Company rating: 4.4

3# Kinder Morgan
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 0
CEO Richard D. Kinder pay: $1
Median employee pay: $81,916
Company rating: 3.4

4# Symantec
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 3
CEO Michael Brown pay: $376,364
Median employee pay: $124,474
Company rating: 3.3

5# Urban Outfitters
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 3
CEO Richard A. Hayne pay: $68,487
Median employee pay: $19,898
Company rating: 3.3

6# Facebook
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 4
CEO Mark Zuckerberg pay: $610,455
Median employee pay: $146,120
Company rating: 4.4

7# TripAdvisor
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 12
CEO Stephen Kaufer pay: $1,207,960
Median employee pay: $102,100
Company rating: 3.3

8# Amazon
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 15
CEO Jeff Bezos pay: $1,681,840
Median employee pay: $114,352
Company rating: 3.4

9# Waters
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 16
CEO Douglas A. Berthiaume pay: $1,504,903
Median employee pay: $92,272
Company rating: 3.5

10# Intuitive Surgical
CEO vs. employee pay ratio: 21
CEO Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D. pay: $2,617,963
Median employee pay: $125,073
Company rating: 3.8

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