No, actually, I'm not. I work for a UK company, our CEO only gets high six figures. CEO Compensation: US and other countries Ratio of CEO Pay to Average Worker by Country | Creativeconflictwisdom's Blog In Japan, the average CEO makes 11 times what a line worker makes, in Germany it's 12 to 1 and in the United Kingdom it's 22 to 1. The United States? 475 to 1. And incidently, it hasn't always been this way. In 1980, CEO compensation was only 44 times what line workers make.