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In Wisconsin, average CEO made $4.9 million while average worker made $38,869


In a sign that the gap between the wealthiest Americans and working people remains high, the AFL-CIO’s Executive PayWatch website shows that the average Wisconsin CEO made $4,907,639. In contrast, the average Wisconsin worker makes $38,869.48.

This year’s PayWatch report launches on Tax Day and also looks at “Fix the Debt” CEOs who are pushing for more tax cuts for corporations and the super wealthy while calling for benefits cuts to middle-class programs. 

Thirty years ago, the pay of CEOs of large companies in the United States was 42 times the average blue-collar worker’s pay. In 2012...