Is CEO pay out of control?

Oct 23, 2023
How much is too much? Union strikes and shareholder discussions have put executive compensation centerstage.
Disney CEO Bob Iger came under fire when he called striking writers' demand for higher pay "just not realistic" — despite making more than 500 times the median salary of his own employees.
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Should company bosses get a bonus for good behavior?

Jun 11, 2021
More senior executives in Britain are winning a financial reward for running their companies ethically. But isn't that part of the job?
Some executives in Britain are receiving bonuses for making ethical decisions. But critics wonder why executives need to be paid extra for doing the right thing.
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How meaningful are CEO pay cuts?

Jul 10, 2020
Since the COVID-19 crisis began, some executives have forgone their salaries. But that doesn't always mean they got paid that much less.
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"Pirate articles," or contracts that stipulated compensation, were sort of like worker cooperatives of their time.
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Does a CEO's pay reflect how well a company performs?

Jul 25, 2016
Not so much, says one study that tracked the performance and pay of 800 CEOs in the U.S.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is one of the highest-paid CEOs in the country. A new study shows that companies with the the highest-paid CEOs do worse than the companies of their lesser-paid counterparts.
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Let’s do the numbers: CEOs still make way more money than you

Jul 12, 2016
CEOs made 276 times more than a typical worker in 2015. And, that’s actually a lower ratio than the year before.
The Board of Directors of Fisons Ltd, manufacturers of fertilizers, attend a meeting in the company's boardroom in 1960. A new study shows the ratio of CEO pay to worker compensation went from 20-to-1 in 1965 to 276-to-1 in 2015.
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Are London's CEOs earning too much?

May 20, 2014
How much more should a CEO earn than his or her employee?

Explainer: Why can't we cap CEO pay?

Jan 15, 2014
Switzerland recently toyed with the idea of capping CEO pay at 12 times the amount of the lowest-paid worker.