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It's no surprise that the CEO of a major company earns more than his or her employees, but how much is too much? PayScale compared CEO pay to
average worker pay at companies that made the Fortune's top companies list to reveal where the biggest pay gaps lie and how that compares to the
company's success and employee satisfaction. Examine the data below to see which CEOs are really earning their keep, and which might be overpaid.

Rank Fortune Company
Rank
CEO Company CEO
Annual Cash Compensation
Median
Annual Employee
Pay
% Company Pays Compared
to Market
CEO Pay to Median Employee
Pay
Company
Profit
(in millions)
% High Job Satisfaction CEO Pay to
Median
Employee
Pay Ratio
1 2 Michael T Duke Wal-Mart Stores $23,150,000.00 $22,400.00 -1% 1033.57 $15,699.00 53% 1034:1
2 38 Gregg W Steinhafel Target $17,890,000.00 $29,900.00 0% 597.43 $2,929.00 59% 597:1
3 66 Robert A Iger Walt Disney $31,630,000.00 $56,800.00 8% 557.01 $4,807.00 73% 557:1
4 77 David M Cote Honeywell $32,860,000.00 $74,700.00 0% 439.69 $2,067.00 71% 440:1
5 107 James A Skinner McDonald's $9,550,000.00 $22,000.00 -6% 434.53 $5,503.10 56% 435:1
6 91 K Rupert Murdoch News Corp $24,790,000.00 $60,700.00 7% 408.56 $2,739.00 66% 409:1
7 50 Irene B Rosenfeld Kraft Foods $25,360,000.00 $65,300.00 7% 388.18 $3,527.00 57% 388:1
8 11 Randall L Stephenson AT&T $26,000,000.00 $68,100.00 3% 381.67 $3,944.00 65% 382:1
9 49 Brian L Roberts Comcast $18,760,000.00 $50,600.00 3% 370.48 $4,160.00 70% 370:1
10 16 James Dimon JPMorgan Chase $19,050,000.00 $53,800.00 3% 354.37 $18,976.00 64% 355:1
11 110 Terry J Lundgren Macy's $10,020,000.00 $29,000.00 -7% 345.14 $1,256.00 62% 345:1
12 18 Larry J Merlo CVS Caremark $8,160,000.00 $25,800.00 -3% 315.79 $3,461.00 60% 316:1
13 14 John H Hammergren McKesson $19,070,000.00 $61,000.00 1% 312.70 $1,202.00 71% 313:1
14 9 Alan R Mulally Ford Motor $20,830,000.00 $68,500.00 3% 303.93 $20,213.00 70% 304:1
15 103 Jeffrey L Bewkes Time Warner $19,790,000.00 $69,200.00 10% 286.07 $2,886.00 79% 286:1
16 59 Muhtar Kent Coca-Cola $14,470,000.00 $50,600.00 0% 286.03 $8,572.00 68% 286:1
17 60 George Paz Express Scripts $16,540,000.00 $63,000.00 4% 262.54 $1,275.80 59% 263:1
18 58 Robert J Stevens Lockheed Martin $19,200,000.00 $74,000.00 0% 259.57 $2,655.00 67% 260:1
19 112 Jay S Fishman Travelers Cos $16,000,000.00 $65,800.00 3% 243.33 $1,426.00 74% 243:1
20 83 Richard H Anderson Delta Air Lines $13,170,000.00 $54,300.00 2% 242.72 $854.00 74% 243:1
21 99 Louis C Camilleri Philip Morris Intl $17,560,000.00 $79,100.00 3% 221.93 $8,591.00 100% 222:1
22 28 Patricia A Woertz Archer Daniels $11,500,000.00 $52,400.00 0% 219.58 $2,036.00 67% 220:1
23 111 John V Faraci International Paper $11,310,000.00 $55,500.00 9% 203.85 $1,341.00 85% 204:1
24 35 Francis S Blake Home Depot $5,670,000.00 $28,600.00 -2% 198.02 $3,883.00 60% 198:1
25 71 Miles D White Abbott Laboratories $15,970,000.00 $82,800.00 5% 192.81 $4,728.40 73% 193:1
26 17 Timothy D Cook Apple $14,820,000.00 $77,100.00 7% 192.30 $25,922.00 75% 192:1
27 74 John B Hess Hess $15,200,000.00 $79,600.00 7% 190.97 $1,703.00 67% 191:1
28 26 John G Stumpf Wells Fargo $7,930,000.00 $42,700.00 3% 185.58 $15,869.00 65% 186:1
29 54 Robert A Niblock Lowe's Cos $5,350,000.00 $30,000.00 0% 178.32 $1,839.00 60% 178:1
30 84 Gregory B Maffei Liberty Interactive Gp $8,970,000.00 $50,800.00 0% 176.67 $912.00 68% 177:1
31 39 W James McNerney Jr Boeing $13,360,000.00 $76,400.00 6% 174.80 $4,018.00 78% 174:1
32 95 Kenneth I Chenault American Express $10,920,000.00 $63,200.00 6% 172.81 $4,935.00 72% 173:1
33 80 Lloyd C Blankfein Goldman Sachs Group $15,720,000.00 $93,000.00 17% 169.10 $4,442.00 68% 169:1
34 41 Indra K Nooyi PepsiCo $9,570,000.00 $56,700.00 8% 168.82 $6,443.00 66% 169:1
35 55 John R Strangfeld Jr Prudential Financial $11,130,000.00 $69,600.00 4% 159.93 $3,666.00 68% 169:1
36 23 David B Dillon Kroger $4,050,000.00 $26,500.00 -4% 152.67 $602.00 61% 160:1
37 48 Louis R Chenevert United Technologies $11,630,000.00 $76,300.00 0% 152.45 $4,979.00 69% 152:1
38 97 Samuel R Allen Deere & Co $8,310,000.00 $54,900.00 7% 151.46 $2,799.90 61% 151:1
39 45 Angela F Braly WellPoint $9,480,000.00 $62,900.00 5% 150.61 $2,646.70 75% 151:1
40 67 Stephen A Roell Johnson Controls $9,540,000.00 $63,800.00 7% 149.55 $1,624.00 72% 150:1
41 82 Lawrence J Ellison Oracle $14,890,000.00 $102,000.00 3% 146.45 $8,547.00 69% 146:1
42 15 Lowell C McAdam Verizon Commun $9,320,000.00 $64,200.00 12% 145.17 $2,404.00 67% 145:1
43 32 Gregory D Wasson Walgreen $4,310,000.00 $29,900.00 3% 144.33 $2,714.00 63% 144:1
44 36 David B Snow Jr Medco Health $7,590,000.00 $53,200.00 1% 142.61 $1,455.70 56% 143:1
45 68 James P Gorman Morgan Stanley $10,390,000.00 $73,900.00 3% 140.63 $4,110.00 60% 141:1
46 31 Gary R Heminger Marathon Petroleum $9,160,000.00 $65,400.00 11% 140.09 $2,389.00 88% 140:1
47 47 Andrew N Liveris Dow Chemical $10,410,000.00 $74,700.00 4% 139.40 $2,742.00 78% 139:1
48 90 Daniel R Hesse Sprint Nextel $6,610,000.00 $48,100.00 -3% 137.31 $-2,890.00 77% 137:1
49 52 D Scott Davis United Parcel Service $6,810,000.00 $49,700.00 2% 136.92 $3,804.00 60% 137:1
50 104 Wesley G Bush Northrop Grumman $10,520,000.00 $78,100.00 2% 134.65 $2,118.00 71% 135:1
51 101 Gregory J Goff Tesoro $7,390,000.00 $59,700.00 -5% 123.75 $546.00 75% 124:1
52 98 David M Wood Murphy Oil $5,160,000.00 $42,500.00 8% 121.47 $872.70 87% 121:1
53 1 Rex W Tillerson ExxonMobil $11,190,000.00 $92,800.00 25% 120.52 $41,060.00 69% 121:1
54 21 George S Barrett Cardinal Health $6,690,000.00 $55,500.00 1% 120.46 $959.00 69% 120:1
55 12 William R Klesse Valero Energy $7,230,000.00 $63,500.00 2% 113.87 $2,090.00 61% 114:1
56 72 Ellen J Kullman EI du Pont de Nemours $8,620,000.00 $79,100.00 7% 109.00 $3,474.00 79% 109:1
57 33 Robert H Benmosche American Intl Group $7,020,000.00 $65,200.00 2% 107.66 $17,798.00 63% 108:1
58 20 Vikram S Pandit Citigroup $7,720,000.00 $72,300.00 3% 106.73 $11,067.00 60% 106:1
59 6 Jeffrey R Immelt General Electric $7,750,000.00 $74,100.00 5% 104.65 $14,151.00 75% 105:1
60 93 Thomas J Wilson Allstate $4,140,000.00 $40,200.00 -7% 102.89 $788.00 58% 103:1
61 42 Alex Gorsky Johnson & Johnson $8,650,000.00 $86,200.00 8% 100.38 $9,672.00 74% 100:1
62 51 Paul S Otellini Intel $9,150,000.00 $92,000.00 11% 99.47 $12,942.00 78% 99:1
63 63 Steven A Burd Safeway $3,400,000.00 $34,500.00 0% 98.55 $516.70 55% 99:1
64 105 Michael D White DirecTV $5,740,000.00 $58,600.00 4% 97.94 $2,609.00 81% 98:1
65 19 Virginia M Rometty IBM $8,300,000.00 $85,700.00 2% 96.90 $15,855.00 68% 97:1
66 40 Ian C Read Pfizer $8,580,000.00 $90,000.00 9% 95.33 $10,009.00 71% 95:1
67 96 Donnie Smith Tyson Foods $4,300,000.00 $45,300.00 -2% 94.90 $750.00 69% 95:1
68 22 Stephen J Hemsley UnitedHealth Group $5,280,000.00 $60,300.00 -3% 87.52 $5,142.00 70% 88:1
69 3 John S Watson Chevron $7,800,000.00 $95,000.00 12% 82.07 $26,895.00 83% 82:1
70 109 Robert M Dutkowsky Tech Data $3,820,000.00 $50,400.00 -7% 75.85 $206.40 82% 76:1
71 92 Jay L Johnson General Dynamics $5,520,000.00 $73,300.00 2% 75.34 $2,526.00 70% 75:1
72 53 Brian J Dunn Best Buy $1,830,000.00 $24,300.00 -5% 75.32 $1,277.00 58% 75:1
73 79 Michael B McCallister Humana $3,720,000.00 $51,500.00 -3% 72.18 $1,419.00 68% 72:1
74 27 Robert A McDonald Procter & Gamble $5,070,000.00 $70,300.00 12% 72.08 $11,797.00 70% 72:1
75 4 James J Mulva ConocoPhillips $6,040,000.00 $85,000.00 18% 71.04 $12,436.00 79% 71:1
76 46 Douglas R Oberhelman Caterpillar $4,210,000.00 $59,600.00 10% 70.70 $4,928.00 70% 71:1
77 57 Kenneth C Frazier Merck & Co $5,940,000.00 $88,100.00 5% 67.46 $6,272.00 68% 67:1
78 94 Richard M Bracken HCA Holdings $2,990,000.00 $47,500.00 2% 62.92 $2,465.00 69% 63:1
79 29 Steven H Collis AmerisourceBergen $3,170,000.00 $52,400.00 0% 60.49 $706.60 71% 60:1
80 65 Louis J D'Ambrosio Sears Holdings $2,000,000.00 $33,300.00 -9% 60.06 $-3,140.00 56% 60:1
81 24 W Craig Jelinek Costco Wholesale $2,630,000.00 $45,800.00 21% 57.45 $1,462.00 61% 57:1
82 8 Michael J Williams Fannie Mae $5,300,000.00 $93,600.00 19% 56.64 $-16,855.00 56% 57:1
83 108 Rick P Hamada Avnet $3,360,000.00 $60,200.00 -6% 55.86 $669.10 71% 56:1
84 44 Michael S Dell Dell $4,350,000.00 $78,500.00 7% 55.41 $3,492.00 68% 55:1
85 25 Charles E Haldeman Jr Freddie Mac $3,870,000.00 $74,500.00 2% 51.95 $-5,266.00 55% 52:1
86 113 John T Standley Rite Aid $1,320,000.00 $25,800.00 -8% 51.08 $-555.40 61% 51:1
87 13 Brian T Moynihan Bank of America $2,260,000.00 $48,400.00 4% 46.70 $1,446.00 69% 47:1
88 70 Frederick W Smith FedEx $2,040,000.00 $44,400.00 2% 45.96 $1,452.00 68% 46:1
89 81 Alain Monie Ingram Micro $2,130,000.00 $49,700.00 -5% 42.82 $244.20 64% 43:1
90 75 Craig Herkert Supervalu $2,020,000.00 $50,700.00 1% 39.83 $-1,510.00 57% 40:1
91 69 William J DeLaney Sysco $2,010,000.00 $50,900.00 9% 39.47 $1,152.00 78% 39:1
92 10 Margaret C Whitman Hewlett-Packard $2,770,000.00 $81,700.00 -2% 33.91 $7,074.00 65% 34:1
93 102 Inge G Thulin 3M $2,320,000.00 $69,300.00 8% 33.47 $4,283.00 81% 33:1
94 64 John T Chambers Cisco Systems $3,370,000.00 $108,000.00 9% 31.19 $6,490.00 72% 31:1
95 5 Daniel F Akerson General Motors $1,700,000.00 $83,000.00 8% 20.49 $9,190.00 73% 20:1
96 56 Jeffrey P Bezos Amazon.com $1,680,000.00 $91,600.00 17% 18.34 $631.00 71% 18:1
97 61 Brian P MacDonald Sunoco $870,000.00 $56,200.00 5% 15.48 $-1,684.00 88% 15:1
98 37 Steven A Ballmer Microsoft $1,370,000.00 $110,000.00 17% 12.47 $23,150.00 69% 12:1
99 7 Warren E Buffett Berkshire Hathaway $490,000.00 $53,600.00 0% 9.14 $10,254.00 63% 9:1
100 73 Larry Page Google $1.00 $102,000.00 17% 0.00 $9,737.00 83% 0:0

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