Working Together Stats

Executive Pay Increased 571% from 1990 to 2000

The average salary for production workers was $24,668 in 2000.
If the average salary for production workers had increased at the same rate as executive pay, it would be $120,491.

The minimum wage was $5.15/hour in 2000.
If the minimum wage had increased at same rate as executive pay, it would be $25.50/hour.

CEOs at 50 companies that cut 1,000 or more workers in 2000 earned on average 80% more than other CEOs. 86


86. Study by Institute for Policy Studies, Boston, 2001
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