7 CEOs pulling in outsized paychecks The typical CEO at an S&P 500 company makes 180 times more than an average employee does. Here are 7 who earn 1,200 to 2,500 times more. The top CEOs on my list were making $33,000 to $48,000 per hour, compared with $18 to $30 an hour for their workers. That means the CEOs earned as much in 75 minutes as a typical employee made in an entire year. (And that's giving CEOs a break, assuming a 60-hour workweek with two weeks of vacation a year, compared with workers' 40-hour weeks.) Put another way, the ratios of CEO pay to worker pay ran as high as 2,500-to-1, compared with 180-to-1 on average at S&P 500 companies. Plus, this widening pay gap has come at the expense of the middle class, which shrinks consumer spending and hurts the economy, says Brandon Rees, deputy director of the AFL-CIO Office of Investment. And the three biggest pay gaps I found are are at companies in health care -- at a time when rising health care costs are crushing many family budgets. 7 CEOs pulling in outsized paychecks - executive compensation - Money Gee, I wonder how many government subsidies they get. Like Bain Capital who got lots. With money like that, I bet they buy a lot of politicians.