Here's How Outrageous The Pay Gap Between CEOs And Workers Is

By:  Jenny Che

If you thought CEOs were earning way too much while the bulk of their companies' employees got left behind -- well, you weren't wrong.

The pay gap between chief executives of major U.S. firms and their median workers is massive, according to a recent report from career review site Glassdoor, which looked at data from 2014. The average pay ratio of CEO to median worker was 204-to-1, the report found. At the top of the list, four CEOs earn more than 1,000 times the salary of their median worker. 

The biggest gap was at media company Discovery Communications, where CEO David Zaslav earned $156.1 million last year, nearly 1,951 times the firm's median salary of $80,000.

Following him in the next three top slots were Chipotle boss Steve Ells, who earned $28.9 million, or 1,522 times the median salary of $19,000; CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo, whose $32.4 million pay was nearly 1,192 times that of the median worker's $27,139; and Walmart chief Doug McMillon, who made $25.6 million last year, about 1,133 times the median employee's $22,591.

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