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PayScale's recent data package Putting CEO Pay in Perspective highlights the companies that have the best CEO-to-worker pay ratios. Note: Google and Sears are not on this list. Both their CEOs have salaries of $1 per year, making their CEO-to-worker pay ratio 0:1.
Here's the rest of the companies at the top of the list:
1. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)
CEO: Margaret C. Whitman
CEO Total Cash Compensation: $535,335
Typical Worker Pay: $84,500
2. Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA)
CEO: Warren E. Buffett
CEO Total Cash Compensation: $485,606
Typical Worker Pay: $56,900
3. Microsoft (MSFT)
CEO: Steven A. Ballmer
CEO Total Cash Compensation: $1,261,218
Typical Worker Pay: $114,500
4. Oracle (ORCL)
CEO: Lawrence J. Ellison
CEO Total Cash Compensation: $1,547,057
Typical Worker Pay: $104,500
5. Costco (COST)
CEO: W. Craig Jelinek
CEO Total Cash Compensation: $828,448
Typical Worker Pay: $45,700
A few more facts about the companies in PayScale's analysis:
- In addition to having one of the smallest CEO-to-worker ratios (0), Google also has the highest typical median pay for workers ($115,900).
- Whirlpool employees report having the highest level of job satisfaction (88 percent), while Express Scripts employees have the lowest (51 percent).
- ConocoPhillips employees are the least stressed, with 57 percent of employees reporting low job stress, while Goldman Sachs employees are have the fewest low-stress employees, at 14 percent.
- Ninety-seven percent of Intel employees would recommend their job, while only 62 percent of Walgreen employees would do so.
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