CEOs really made bank last year, unlike the people who work for them.

older man with hands over bank In1965, the ratio of CEO-to-worker compensation was just 20:1, and in1989 it was 58:1. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A recent study by the Economic Policy Institutefound a continued rise in the pay gap between CEOs and their workers in 2017,with CEOs not just bringing home an average of 312 times more thantheir workers, but also got average pay increases of 17.5percent—compared to employee wage increases that averaged a paltry 0.3percent.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.