The average CEO makes $15.5 million per year, according to a new study.
But they also make a lot of money when they are not CEO.
The median annual salary for a CEO in 2020 was $16.2 million, according the report.
That is up from $16 million in 2015.
When you include a bonus and stock awards, the median CEO makes a whopping $18.9 million, the study found.
But a great CEO is paid even more.
In 2020, CEOs earned $28.7 million, up from a median of $21.5 in 2015, according a study released last week by the Institute for Policy Studies.
CEOs also make more than a billionaire CEO in 2017, with the median annual pay for a chief executive in the United States now $22.1 million. More from The Hill: CEO pay has risen for a decade, but inequality is worse than it was in 2000, study finds CEO compensation in America is now a third more unequal than it has been in 30 years, the report found.
The study also found that the top 20 companies in America made over $200 million in profits last year, with just six making less than $50 million.
Of course, that number isn’t quite the full story.
Many of the top-earning companies are publicly traded companies, and so they don’t pay their CEOs very much.
And it turns out the top 10 CEOs in America also make about as much money as the average American worker makes.
Here’s the chart, using the 2018 data: Top 20 CEOs pay more than the average worker.
(Source: Institute for Public Policy Research) According to the institute, CEOs made $25.6 million in total compensation last year.
That was more than double the $21 million earned by the average U.S. worker.
Among the top ten CEOs, only 12 made more than $100 million.
That’s down from 20 CEOs making more than 500 million in salary last year to five CEOs making over 1.1 billion.