NPR logo

What Are CEOs Worth?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5346253/5346254" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
What Are CEOs Worth?

Business

What Are CEOs Worth?

What Are CEOs Worth?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5346253/5346254" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Even after a decade of sharply rising CEO pay, the average compensation for some chief executives rose more than 25 percent last year, according to several surveys. That increase was far more than the 3.1 percent increase received by the average worker.

Guests:

Bill George, former CEO and chairman of the board of Medtronic, a medical technology company; sits on boards of Goldman Sachs, Novartis and Exxon-Mobil; currently a professor at Harvard Business School

Theo Francis, Wall Street Journal reporter covering executive compensation

Mark Reilly, partner with 3C, a compensation consulting firm