While CEO salaries — like any other salary — vary greatly depending on gender, education level, industry, location, race, and countless other factors, the ever-increasing gap between workers and executives is certainly cause for concern. On top of this, even among the highest-paid CEOs, the gender wage gap persists. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that, among full-time CEOs, women executives still only make 79.5% of what their male counterparts earn.
So, what’s the solution? Unfortunately, excessive CEO salaries are hardly a new problem and, in many ways, wage inequality is just par for the course of capitalism, but there are some ways to get things slightly more under control.