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Top 12 Highest Paid CEOs for 2018

CEO pay has increased nearly 1,000% in the past four decades and top executives now make 278 times the average worker

Jeff Bezos is not listed here because even though he is the CEO of Amazon he only takes around $86,000 a year for a salary. However, he owns 12% of the stock which make his net worth $112.8B.

Likewise, Eric Schmidt is not listed because he stepped down in Jan. 2018 as executive chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet. His net worth $13.6B.

Now look at what the employees of these over paid CEOs receive in compensation. The figures are from the indeed.com web site.

Tesla Motors pays its employees an average of $92,218 a year. Salaries at Tesla Motors range from an average of $60,033 to $134,673 a year. Tesla Motors employees with the job title Vice President (VP), General Manager make the most with an average annual salary of $238,629, while employees with the title Customer Service Specialist make the least with an average annual salary of $31,051.

Tesla hourly pay ranges from approximately $16.04 per hour for Forklift Operator to $46.88 per hour for Tool and Die Maker.

The average Google salary ranges from approximately $35,004 per year for Driver to $204,864 per year for Technical Lead. Average Google hourly pay ranges from approximately $13.00 per hour for Account Executive to $90.00 per hour for Release Engineer.

The average Oracle salary ranges from approximately $40,682 per year for Support Analyst to $199,591 per year for Director of Strategy. Average Oracle hourly pay ranges from approximately $9.95 per hour for Customer Success Manager to $82.46 per hour for Application Developer.

Average The Walt Disney Company hourly pay ranges from approximately $9.00 per hour for Food Service Worker to $40.00 per hour for Analyst. The average The Walt Disney Company salary ranges from approximately $20,000 per year for Lifeguard to $123,792 per year for Creative Director.

Bob Iger: It compensated him generously for his willingness to stay and for his successful closing of the 21st Century Fox deal; too generously according to the majority of shareholders and even Disney heiress Abigail Disney, who called his pay "insane." “Jesus Christ himself isn’t worth 500 times his median workers’ pay,” Disney, the granddaughter of one of the co-founders, said to CNBC.

Disney Reservation Agent 12.60 per hour and a line cook $14.91 per hour

Tilray Inc. Senior Project Manager $121K - $133K

The average Palo Alto Networks salary ranges from approximately $94,822 per year for Technical Support Engineer to $180,000 per year for Principal Software Engineer.

Discovery Executive Assistant Average: $59,142 $44k - $80k Data Analyst Average: $66,039 $46k - $94k Senior Video Editor Average: $84,658 $62k - $113k Senior Software Engineer Average: $119,823 $88k - $158k Film/TV Producer Average: $70,421 $38k - $136k Market Research Manager Average: $75,520 $44k - $124k Marketing Director Average: $112,441 $72k - $168k

The Linde Group Driver yearly salary $66,358 per year

Apple highest-paid Design Manager $207,328 per year the lowest paid Technical Support Advisor $28,580 per year

Blackstone Group Vice President $158,631 per year Platoon Sergeant $24.00 per hour General Manager $54,556 per year Associate $120,389 per year Corps Member $24.00 per hour Real Estate Associate $90,112 per year

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Mike Holeman |