CEO Salary in Perspective: PayScale


It is easy to agree that CEOs have a tough job, but does a huge CEO salary really accurately reflect the job they do?

By Aubrey Bach, PayScale.com

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Nobody thinks being the CEO of a huge company is an easy job, so it makes sense that these bigwigs get big salary paychecks for their hard work.

But when you compare the salary of some CEOs to what their average workers earn, the difference can be a little mind-boggling. PayScale just published a newly updated comparison of the salaries of CEOs at the largest companies in the United States to those of their workers.

The difference in ratios is pretty epic. Wal-Mart tops the list, with CEO Mike Duke earning 1,034 times what the average Wal-Mart employee makes.

CEO Salary in PerspectiveCompare that to Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, who takes home a paltry $490,000 a year, only nine times the salary of one of his average employees, or Google CEO Larry Page, who only takes a salary of $1 per year. (It should be noted that stock compensation wasn’t figured into our CEO salary data.) These two companies also have employees that report higher job satisfaction.

So take a look at this infographic to see which Big Corporate Kahunas are riding high on the highest salary ratios, and who reports earnings more in tune with their employees. And keep your eyes peeled for future posts about this subject. In the next week or so, we’ll dig into the nuances of how we define CEO Salary and highlight CEOs with the best and worst reputations throughout history.

Infographic after the jump…

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Are YOU On the “Naughty” Employee List?


Top of the Naughty List.....As an employee, which list are you on—Naughty or Nice?

The best employees are trustworthy, responsible, proactive, unconventional and industrious; they possess a variety of qualities that may ruffle the feathers of higher-ups, even though they provide the one thing every company needs—results.

These qualities are not on any performance appraisal, but are on everyone’s Nice list:

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Are YOU On the "Naughty" Employee List?


Top of the Naughty List.....As an employee, which list are you on—Naughty or Nice?

The best employees are trustworthy, responsible, proactive, unconventional and industrious; they possess a variety of qualities that may ruffle the feathers of higher-ups, even though they provide the one thing every company needs—results.

These qualities are not on any performance appraisal, but are on everyone’s Nice list:

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Temp Worker Crunch: Are You Prepared?


Temps, Contract & InternsHuman resources departments that are straining to fill vacancies with temp workers may find the next few months a little trying.

According to a study by Staffing Industry Analysts, temporary staffing levels are expected to reach historic highs in 2013.

As the economy continues to slow down, organizations increasingly rely on temporary and contract workers to make it through the tough times. Research shows this trend will continue through next year.

The Staffing Industry Analysts report predicts a 6 percent increase in temp worker levels in 2013—especially in the IT and engineering sectors, with a peak in demand in most industries.  The only temporary jobs expected to decline next year are office/clerical, finance and legal.

These hot temp jobs could face a talent crisis in 2013, especially if the numbers of available workers do not keep pace with demand.

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