Well, a new Glassdoor.com survey released yesterday concludes that the average U.S. CEO is earning roughly 204 times more than the average U.S. employee.
Glassdoor poured over the SEC filings of Fortune 500 firms and compared these filings to information the employees of these firms have posted to Glassdoor's website and...ugh, where to begin.
Let's start with Discovery Communications, the home of naked and blurred survivalist shows, where the CEO-to-employee pay ratio is around 1,951 to 1, based on Glassdoor's estimates. Discovery's CEO made in excess of $156 million in 2014, while the average Discovery worker made $80,000.
Meanwhile, the CEO of Chipotle was served up a cool $28.9 million in salary last year while the median Chipotle employee salary was 19,000. The CEO-to-employee pay ratio according to Glassdoor, in case you're wondering? 1,522 to 1.
CVS, Walmart and Target round out the top five.
On the other hand, the CEO and founder of retailer Fossil took home $0 in salary last year, refusing compensation. I hope he can pay his electrical bill.
So, there you go. I'm just putting this free content out there in a judgment-free Internet zone for your consideration. I will now pour myself another cup of coffee and hit my head against a wall.