CEO-to-worker compensation ratio of top firms in the U.S. 1965-2018

This statistic shows the aggregated CEO-to-worker compensation ratio for the 350 largest publicly owned companies in the United States from 1965 to 2017, and projected to 2018. In 2018, it is estimated that the CEO-to-worker compensation ratio will be 278.1, indicating that on average, CEOs will receive about 278 times the salary of a normal worker.

Aggregated CEO-to-worker compensation ratio for the 350 largest publicly owned companies in the United States from 1965 to 2018

CEO-to-worker compensation ratio
2018*278.1
2017280.8
2016262.6
2009195.3
2007345.9
2000368.1
1995120.6
198958.1
197829.7
197322.2
196519.9
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1965 to 2017

Supplementary notes

In 2017 U.S. dollars.
*Figures for 2018 are a projection.
Compensation data has been taken from the top 350 publicly owned firms in the United States for each year, ranked by sales.
CEO compensation contains salary, bonuses, restricted stock grants, options granted, and long-term incentive payouts.

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