• Executive Paywatch: Average NC CEO Paid 235x Average Worker

    According to the 2021 edition of the Executive Paywatch report released today by the AFL-CIO, the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio at S&P 500 companies in North Carolina was 235:1 in 2020. On average, North Carolina CEOs made $13,302,100 in total compensation in 2020, up from $12,007,943 in 2019. Results once again show massive CEO-to-worker pay disparity and inequality among S&P 500 companies.

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  • Top 10 Highest-Paid CEOs in North Carolina

    In 2016, the average total compensation for S&P 500 company CEOs was $13.1 million, according to the latest Executive Paywatch report by the AFL-CIO. In contrast, production and nonsupervisory workers earned only $37,632, on average, in 2016—a CEO-to-worker pay ratio of 347 to 1.

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  • N.C. CEOs paid 271 times the average American worker

    CEO pay for major companies in North Carolina continues to soar as income inequality and outsourcing of good-paying American jobs increases.

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  • Time to do something about CEO pay

    This month the AFL-CIO released this year’s edition of Executive Paywatch—the most comprehensive searchable database tracking CEO pay. Last year, CEO pay for major U.S. companies—already egregious—increased nearly 16 percent. Time for the S.E.C. to crack down!

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  • North Carolina CEOs got paid HOW MUCH in 2013?!

    The average CEO of a company based in North Carolina in 2013 made $4.2 million, 108 times more than the average worker and 277 times more than a worker earning minimum wages. But Reynolds CEO may take the cake for most egregious income disparity compared to the tobacco farm workers who harvest his golden crop.

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