The CEO Pay Seesaw

Balancing CEO comp satisfaction, pay ratio disclosure fallout, and intensifying scrutiny over big and inequitable paychecks.

By Eve Tahmincioglu

Few boards would appreciate the recent national headline on Time.com: “This CEO Makes 900 Times More Than His Typical Employee.”

The story focused on Marathon Petroleum’s CEO’s nearly $20 million compensation, the requirement this proxy season for corporations to report CEO pay, and how that compares to the median play for employees.

In local news, the Kansas City Star covered the disclosures by calculating how long it would take an employee to earn one year of what a CEO’s pay. For example, Commerce Bancshares’ median employee would need to work 90 years at 2017’s pay to equal CEO David Kemper’s $4.87 million.


Issue: 
2018 Second Quarter

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