CEO Pay Continues to Rise as Typical Workers Are Paid Less

“The fact that CEOs make almost 300 times what workers make should set off alarms,” said EPI President Lawrence Mishel of EPI’s 2014 report on CEO pay. CEOs at the top 350 firms earned an average of $15.2 million in 2013, up 937% since 1978. CEO pay is growing faster than worker pay (up only 10.2 percent), the stock market, and the wages of the top 0.1%.