3 Top Fast-Food CEOs Make a Thousand Times More Than the Average Worker

McDonald’s, Starbucks and ‘Yum Brands’ the owner of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut all pay their CEOs more than 1,000 times more than the average worker. According to Business Insider, here is how the three measure up:

3. Starbucks

Ratio: 1,049 to 1
CEO makes $13,382,480
Median worker makes $12,754

The median pay for a part-time barista in California at Starbucks in 2018 was $12,754, including salary and stock.

2. Yum Brands (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut)

Ratio: 1,358 to 1
CEO makes $12,368,607
Median worker makes $9,111

The parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC, identified its 2017 median worker as a “part-time Taco Bell restaurant employee in the U.S. who was employed by the Company for three months.”

1. McDonald’s

Ratio: 3,101 to 1
CEO makes $21,761,062
Worker makes $7,017

McDonald’s defined its 2017 median worker as a “part-time restaurant crew employee located in Poland.”



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