United Kingdom - Top bosses earn 117 times the annual wage of an average worker - January 31, 2020

Bosses of FTSE 100 companies only needed to work until 5 PM on January 6 to earn as much as the average worker does in a year. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and think tank the High Pay Centre said the findings revealed that the average FTSE 100 chief executive was paid £3.46 million (€4.12 million) in 2018, equivalent to £901.30 (€1,072.55) an hour. This is 117 times the wage of the average full­time worker, who takes home an annual salary of £29,559 (€35,175).

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