In 1965, CEOs made about 20 times as much as the average worker. By 2013, they made about 273 times as much. And CEOs of fast food companies made about 1,200 times as much as the typical fast food workers, according to a 2014 report by Demos, a public policy organization in New York.
That same report found average CEO compensation in 2012 was $26.7 million, while average hourly wage for fast food workers was $9.09.
“It’s not about how much a CEO makes or how little the workers do; it’s the relationship between the two,” Catherine Ruetschlin, an analyst at Demos and the author of the report, told Bloomberg Business.