“In 2010, Standard & Poor's 500 Index company CEOs received, on average, $11.4 million in total compensation— a 23 percent increase in one year. Based on 299 companies’ most recent pay data for 2010, their combined total CEO pay of $3.4 billion could support 102,325 median workers’ jobs.”
What The Boss Makes
Scott DeCarlo, 04.28.10, 06:00 PM EDT
Our analysis of executive pay shows which big bosses made the most and which deserved what they made.
In total, these 500 executives earned $4 billion in 2009, which averages out to $8 million apiece.