Chart comparing compensation of small companies' CEOs with that of lowest-paid workers.
"J.P. Morgan decreed that chief executives of Morgan enterprises should not be paid more than 20 times the pay of the lowest worker," Graef S. Crystal wrote in his book In Search of Excess (Norton, 1991). Today a typical CEO of a major U.S. company earns about 150 times what the average worker does. But a survey of small companies suggests they'd make J.P. proud.
Compare your total compensation with that of your lowest-paid full-time employee. How many times higher is yours?