Executive excess | The wage gap between CEOs and US workers rocketed last year

The wage gap between CEOs and US workers rocketed last year

Throughout the pandemic, essential workers have labored heroically. But while workers risked their lives, bosses have reaped the rewards.

In fact, a new study from the Institute for Policy Studies has found that the wage gap between chief executives and workers at some of the US companies with the lowest-paid staff grew even wider last year, with CEOs making an average of $10.6m, while the median worker received $23,968.

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