Pay gap between CEOs and average workers in world, by country 2014

Ratio between CEOs and average workers in world in 2014, by country

by Statista Research Department, last edited Sep 25, 2014
Pay gap between CEOs and average workers in world, by country 2014 The United States topped the list in 2014 for the country with the highest gap between CEO and worker pay. In that year, for every U.S. dollar an average worker received, the average CEO earned 354 U.S. dollars. Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and the Czech Republic rounded out the top five for countries with the highest CEO to worker pay.
The 99 percent

It is a well-known issue that wages for average workers in the United States have been stagnating. Average hourly earnings for American employees, which have been hovering just below 11 U.S. dollars, have not gone up by much over the past year. The federal minimum wage in the United States has been 2.13 U.S. dollars for tipped workers and 7.25 U.S. dollars for non-tipped workers since 2009 and would be much higher today if minimum wage was adjusted for inflation.

The one percent

The gap between normal workers and CEOs is particularly high in the U.S. The richest CEO in 2018 was Elon Musk, with an annual compensation of about 2.84 billion U.S. dollars. America is also home to the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, who is the head of Amazon.com.
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Ratio between CEOs and average workers in world in 2014, by country

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