Infographic: A Historical Look at CEO Pay

DATE: October 16, 2011

Today, a CEO’s pay is 500 times that of their average worker – but has it always been that way? Take a look at these industry trends as well as this decade’s top 10 highest paid CEOs. You may find a few surprises. Click on the infographic to see the full-sized version.

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  • Charles Walton

    Actually Steve Jobs should not be on this list, as his pay at Apple was $1.00 /per yr as CEO. The rest of his money was from other sources.

    • admin

      Thanks for the comment! The “Highest Paid Bosses” section was actually determined by total compensation, including stock options, but we’ll look into it.