The average S&P CEO makes 273 times more than its median employee
Thanks to the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, shareholders gained access to new information this year.
The big picture: Companies must now disclose the ratio of pay between the CEO and the company’s median employee. Not surprisingly, five of the top 10 worst CEOs overall are present in the list's top 10 companies with the highest ratio of CEO to median employee pay.
Note: Mattel, whose CEO makes 4,987 times more than its median employee, said 78% of its employees work abroad — and mostly in manufacturing plants, where wages are far lower than in the U.S.