• CEO Salaries Have Spiked 940 Percent Since the 1970s

    Chances are, if your boss is the CEO of one of 350 top public corporations, he or she is making nearly 10 times what you are.

    This is the conclusion the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) makes in a report that shows since 1978 CEO compensation has ballooned 940%; worker compensation, in contrast, has hovered around only 12%.

    CEOs, according to the study, made, on average, $17.2 million last year.

    Putting it into perspective, in 1965, the average CEO-to-average worker salary was 16 to 1.; by 1989, it was 45 to 1.

    Last year, the number jumped to 278 to 1.