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How Many Minutes Does It Take a CEO To Earn Your Annual Salary?

Joel Anderson
·21 min read
Sundar Pichai Google CEO
Sundar Pichai Google CEO

It’s not exactly surprising to anyone that CEO salaries are utterly outrageous. When you try to comprehend just how hard you work only to earn such a tiny fraction of their compensation, it’s more than a little galling. However, the simple reality is that America’s biggest companies place a lot of stock in who is in charge — literally.

But how do you really wrap your head around just how much the highest-paid people in America are getting for their work? To illustrate this, GOBankingRates has broken down the pay of the 49 highest-compensated CEOs from S&P 500 companies in terms of just how long it takes them to earn what you do in an entire year. Using figures on total CEO compensation in 2019 from the AFL-CIO, the study looks at the average salary for Americans — rich and poor — to see just how little time a CEO logs to match your salary.

So which CEOs earn in minutes what you do in a year? Here’s a look at the country’s biggest paydays — from lowest to highest — compared to how much the rest of us are making.

Last updated: Nov. 19, 2020

Jeff Bezos CEO Amazon
Jeff Bezos CEO Amazon

Wait, Where's Jeff Bezos?

If you just clicked through to get to the end to see how quickly the world’s richest man makes your salary, you will notice that he’s not on this list. Neither is Warren Buffett. Or Mark Zuckerberg. Or even Tim Cook, even though you might have recently seen in the news that he just passed a net worth of $1 billion.

So what gives? The reason the world’s richest men aren’t among the highest paid is actually an important part of understanding why CEOs get paid so much. It’s not so much what they’re getting paid as how. Top CEOs earn most of their money in the form of stock, and the tippy-top CEOs are basically working for free because they own a big chunk of the place where they work. Jeff Bezos has never even brought in six figures from Amazon for a year of work. But, since he’s the founder and still owns a little over one-tenth of the company, his total net worth skyrockets precisely as fast as the company’s stock. His “pay” winds up being a rounding error, essentially.

So, a CEO’s salary never really reflects the unique form of turbo-charged 401(k) benefits they receive. Did Sundar Pichai earn a little over $280 million in 2019? Or about $2 million plus benefits? It matters because — while you’re dealing with profoundly smaller numbers than they are — stock ownership and equity stakes are as essential to building your wealth in the long run as they are to the highest-paid people in America. And if you get enough of the right stocks? Your annual salary might also wind up being largely irrelevant to your financial standing.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Cliff Owen/AP/Shutterstock (9881640b)Demonstrators protest against Amazon and Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, outside of the hotel where the Economic Club of Washington is having their Milestone Celebration in Washington, .
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Cliff Owen/AP/Shutterstock (9881640b)Demonstrators protest against Amazon and Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, outside of the hotel where the Economic Club of Washington is having their Milestone Celebration in Washington, .

How Much Do Americans Earn?

Of course, just how outrageous the pay of America’s top CEOs is depends on how much you’re making. Here’s a look at how incomes in America vary depending on what end of the spectrum you land on:

  • The U.S. bottom 20% income: $13,593

  • The U.S. median income: $62,416

  • The U.S. top 20% income: $227,663

  • The U.S. top 5% income: $413,188

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (9944659a)Visa CEO Alfred Kelly is interviewed at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, New York, USA, 25 October 2018.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (9944659a)Visa CEO Alfred Kelly is interviewed at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, New York, USA, 25 October 2018.

48. Alfred Kelly Jr.: Visa Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $24,265,771

  • 2019 pay per minute: $46.17

  • How long it takes Alfred Kelly Jr. to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 54 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 22 hours and 31 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 6 days, 5 hours and 9 minutes

Photo by LAURENT GILLIERON/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockLaurence D.
Photo by LAURENT GILLIERON/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockLaurence D.

47. Laurence Fink: BlackRock Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $24,308,254

  • 2019 pay per minute: $46.25

  • How long it takes Laurence Fink to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 53 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 22 hours and 29 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 10 hours and 2 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 6 days, 4 hours and 54 minutes

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Milan, Italy - November 1, 2017: Universal Health Services logo on the website homepage.
Milan, Italy - November 1, 2017: Universal Health Services logo on the website homepage.

46. Alan Miller: Universal Health Services Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $24,473,240

  • 2019 pay per minute: $46.56

  • How long it takes Alan Miller to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 51 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 22 hours and 20 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 6 days, 3 hours and 53 minutes

Ameriprise-Financial
Ameriprise-Financial

45. James Cracchiolo: Ameriprise Financial Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $24,516,930

  • 2019 pay per minute: $46.65

  • How long it takes James Cracchiolo to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 51 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 22 hours and 18 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 6 days, 3 hours and 38 minutes

Cincinnati - Circa June 2016: General Electric Aviation Facility.
Cincinnati - Circa June 2016: General Electric Aviation Facility.

44. H. Culp Jr.: General Electric Company

  • 2019 pay: $24,553,788

  • 2019 pay per minute: $46.72

  • How long it takes H. Culp Jr. to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 50 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 22 hours and 16 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 6 days, 3 hours and 24 minutes

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 29:  David M.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 29: David M.

43. David Solomon: The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $24,657,737

  • 2019 pay per minute: $46.91

  • How long it takes David Solomon to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 49 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 22 hours and 10 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 8 hours and 52 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 6 days, 2 hours and 47 minutes

42. Sheldon Adelson: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $24,680,118

  • 2019 pay per minute: $46.96

  • How long it takes Sheldon Adelson to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 49 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 22 hours and 9 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 6 days, 2 hours and 39 minutes

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18:  Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger (R) testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee's Trade Subcommittee about NAFTA reform in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 18, 2017 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger (R) testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee's Trade Subcommittee about NAFTA reform in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 18, 2017 in Washington, DC.

41. Norman 'Tom' Linebarger: Cummins Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $25,116,751

  • 2019 pay per minute: $47.79

  • How long it takes Norman ‘Tom’ Linebarger to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 44 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 21 hours and 46 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 6 days and 6 minutes

Friday, 7 June, 20138:45 – 9:30 CHINA’S CHANGING ECONOMYChina needs to move its economy away from exports and toward consumption.
Friday, 7 June, 20138:45 – 9:30 CHINA’S CHANGING ECONOMYChina needs to move its economy away from exports and toward consumption.

40. Alex Gorsky: Johnson & Johnson

  • 2019 pay: $25,365,777

  • 2019 pay per minute: $48.26

  • How long it takes Alex Gorsky to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 41 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 21 hours and 33 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 22 hours and 41 minutes

Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat
Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat

39. Michael Corbat: Citigroup Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $25,508,761

  • 2019 pay per minute: $48.53

  • How long it takes Michael Corbat to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 40 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 21 hours and 26 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 6 hours and 10 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 21 hours and 53 minutes

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09:  President of PayPal Dan Schulman takes part in a panel during WSJ's The Future of Everything Festival at Spring Studios on May 9, 2018 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: President of PayPal Dan Schulman takes part in a panel during WSJ's The Future of Everything Festival at Spring Studios on May 9, 2018 in New York City.

38. Daniel Schulman: PayPal Holdings Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $25,825,473

  • 2019 pay per minute: $49.14

  • How long it takes Daniel Schulman to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 36 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 21 hours and 10 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 5 hours and 13 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 20 hours and 9 minutes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (9692285at)Chuck RobbinsVivaTech fair in Paris, France - 24 May 2018Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins delivers a speech during the VivaTech fair in Paris, France, 24 May 2018.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (9692285at)Chuck RobbinsVivaTech fair in Paris, France - 24 May 2018Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins delivers a speech during the VivaTech fair in Paris, France, 24 May 2018.

37. Charles Robbins: Cisco Systems Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $25,829,833

  • 2019 pay per minute: $49.14

  • How long it takes Charles Robbins to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 36 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 21 hours and 10 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 5 hours and 12 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 20 hours and 7 minutes

Marc Benioff Salesforce CEO
Marc Benioff Salesforce CEO

36. Marc Benioff: Salesforce.com Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $25,969,494

  • 2019 pay per minute: $49.41

  • How long it takes Marc Benioff to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 35 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 21 hours and 3 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 4 hours and 47 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 19 hours and 22 minutes

Photo by Chuck Burton/AP/REX/ShutterstockBrian Moynihan Newly named Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan speaks after being introduced to the bank's employees in Charlotte, N.
Photo by Chuck Burton/AP/REX/ShutterstockBrian Moynihan Newly named Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan speaks after being introduced to the bank's employees in Charlotte, N.

35. Brian Moynihan: Bank of America Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $26,039,213

  • 2019 pay per minute: $49.54

  • How long it takes Brian Moynihan to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 34 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 20 hours and 59 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 4 hours and 35 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days and 19 hours

Michael F. Neidorff, CEO of Centene Corporation
Michael F. Neidorff, CEO of Centene Corporation

34. Michael Neidorff: Centene Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $26,438,425

  • 2019 pay per minute: $50.30

  • How long it takes Michael Neidorff to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 30 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 20 hours and 40 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 3 hours and 25 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 16 hours and 54 minutes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Alex Brandon/AP/Shutterstock (10613234p)Sam Hazen, CEO of HCA Healthcare, speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, in WashingtonVirus Outbreak Trump, Washington, United States - 14 Apr 2020.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Alex Brandon/AP/Shutterstock (10613234p)Sam Hazen, CEO of HCA Healthcare, speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, in WashingtonVirus Outbreak Trump, Washington, United States - 14 Apr 2020.

33. Samuel Hazen: HCA Healthcare Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $26,788,251

  • 2019 pay per minute: $50.97

  • How long it takes Samuel Hazen to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 26 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 20 hours and 24 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days, 2 hours and 26 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Gail Groenwoldt and Jeffery Yabuki attend the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci at LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Gail Groenwoldt and Jeffery Yabuki attend the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci at LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

32. Jeffery Yabuki: Fiserv Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $27,601,026

  • 2019 pay per minute: $52.51

  • How long it takes Jeffery Yabuki to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 18 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 19 hours and 48 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days and 15 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Kenneth Frazier the Chairman and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Kenneth Frazier the Chairman and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co.

31. Kenneth Frazier: Merck & Co. Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $27,648,475

  • 2019 pay per minute: $52.60

  • How long it takes Kenneth Frazier to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 18 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 19 hours and 46 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days and 7 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes

Gary Norcross, CEO of Fidelity National Information Services (FIS)
Gary Norcross, CEO of Fidelity National Information Services (FIS)

30. Gary Norcross: Fidelity National Information Services Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $27,658,117

  • 2019 pay per minute: $52.62

  • How long it takes Gary Norcross to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 18 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 19 hours and 46 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 3 days and 6 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8966486a)T-Mobile President and CEO John Legere answers questions during the T-Mobile Q2 earnings call, in Bellevue, Wash.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8966486a)T-Mobile President and CEO John Legere answers questions during the T-Mobile Q2 earnings call, in Bellevue, Wash.

29. John Legere: T-Mobile US Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $27,756,690

  • 2019 pay per minute: $52.81

  • How long it takes John Legere to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 17 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 19 hours and 41 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 23 hours and 51 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes

CHICAGO - APRIL 6:  Abbott Laboratories CEO Miles White speaks about BIO 2006, the world's biggest biotechnology conference, April 6, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.
CHICAGO - APRIL 6: Abbott Laboratories CEO Miles White speaks about BIO 2006, the world's biggest biotechnology conference, April 6, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.

28. Miles White: Abbott Laboratories

  • 2019 pay: $27,802,817

  • 2019 pay per minute: $52.90

  • How long it takes Miles White to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 16 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 19 hours and 39 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 23 hours and 43 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes

Tom Fanning Tom Fanning, President and CEO of the Southern Company
Tom Fanning Tom Fanning, President and CEO of the Southern Company

27. Thomas Fanning: The Southern Company

  • 2019 pay: $27,865,185

  • 2019 pay per minute: $53.02

  • How long it takes Thomas Fanning to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 16 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 19 hours and 37 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 23 hours and 34 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 9 hours and 53 minutes

Valero Energy
Valero Energy

26. Joseph Gorder: Valero Energy Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $28,200,511

  • 2019 pay per minute: $53.65

  • How long it takes Joseph Gorder to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 13 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 19 hours and 23 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 22 hours and 43 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 8 hours and 20 minutes

William M Brown, CEO of L3Harris Technologies
William M Brown, CEO of L3Harris Technologies

25. William Brown: L3Harris Technologies Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $29,037,879

  • 2019 pay per minute: $55.25

  • How long it takes William Brown to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 6 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 18 hours and 49 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 20 hours and 40 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 4 hours and 38 minutes

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 01: U.

24. Daniel O'Day: Gilead Sciences Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $29,107,854

  • 2019 pay per minute: $55.38

  • How long it takes Daniel O’Day to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 4 hours and 5 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 18 hours and 47 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 20 hours and 30 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days, 4 hours and 20 minutes

Bobby Kotick, CEO, CEOs
Bobby Kotick, CEO, CEOs

23. Robert Kotick: Activision Blizzard Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $30,122,896

  • 2019 pay per minute: $57.31

  • How long it takes Robert Kotick to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 57 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 18 hours and 9 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 5 days and 9 minutes

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Ryan Lance Conoco Phillips CEO
Ryan Lance Conoco Phillips CEO

22. Ryan Lance: ConocoPhillips

  • 2019 pay: $30,363,744

  • 2019 pay per minute: $57.77

  • How long it takes Ryan Lance to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 55 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 18 hours

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 17 hours and 40 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 23 hours and 12 minutes

BURLINGAME, CA - MARCH 14: Hamid Moghadam attends the Pars Equality Center's 5th Annual Nowruz Gala on MARCH 14, 2015 in Burlingame, California.
BURLINGAME, CA - MARCH 14: Hamid Moghadam attends the Pars Equality Center's 5th Annual Nowruz Gala on MARCH 14, 2015 in Burlingame, California.

21. Hamid Moghadam: Prologis Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $30,383,438

  • 2019 pay per minute: $57.81

  • How long it takes Hamid Moghadam to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 55 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 17 hours and 59 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 17 hours and 38 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 23 hours and 7 minutes

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012CONVERSATION: WOMEN OF DEFENSE Women in defense rock on Fortune’s annual MPW List.

20. Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed Martin Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $30,913,982

  • 2019 pay per minute: $58.82

  • How long it takes Marillyn Hewson to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 51 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 17 hours and 41 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 21 hours and 5 minutes

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Thursday, 6 June, 201315:15 –16:05 NEW RULES FOR BUSINESS: GLOBAL 500 LEADERS LOOK AHEADChina’s economy is shifting, much of Europe is stuck in a recession, Japan is targeting inflation, and the U.

19. James Dimon: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • 2019 pay: $31,612,616

  • 2019 pay per minute: $60.15

  • How long it takes James Dimon to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 46 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 17 hours and 17 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 18 hours and 29 minutes

James P. Gorman Morgan Stanley CEO
James P. Gorman Morgan Stanley CEO

18. James Gorman: Morgan Stanley

  • 2019 pay: $31,642,395

  • 2019 pay per minute: $60.20

  • How long it takes James Gorman to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 45 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 17 hours and 16 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 15 hours and 1 minute

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 18 hours and 23 minutes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Evan Vucci/AP/Shutterstock (10601969s)Phillips 66 CEO Greg Garland listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with energy sector business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in WashingtonVirus Outbreak Trump, Washington, United States - 03 Apr 2020.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Evan Vucci/AP/Shutterstock (10601969s)Phillips 66 CEO Greg Garland listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with energy sector business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in WashingtonVirus Outbreak Trump, Washington, United States - 03 Apr 2020.

17. Greg Garland: Phillips 66

  • 2019 pay: $31,900,878

  • 2019 pay per minute: $60.69

  • How long it takes Greg Garland to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 43 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 17 hours and 8 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 17 hours and 27 minutes

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson
AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson

16. Randall Stephenson: AT&T Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $32,032,925

  • 2019 pay per minute: $60.95

  • How long it takes Randall Stephenson to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 43 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 17 hours and 4 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 16 hours and 59 minutes

CEO, CEOs, Michael Wirth
CEO, CEOs, Michael Wirth

15. Michael Wirth: Chevron Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $33,070,662

  • 2019 pay per minute: $62.92

  • How long it takes Michael Wirth to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 36 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 16 hours and 31 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 12 hours and 18 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 13 hours and 26 minutes

UNITED STATES - MARCH 10: Charles W.
UNITED STATES - MARCH 10: Charles W.

14. Charles Scharf: Wells Fargo & Co.

  • 2019 pay: $34,286,574

  • 2019 pay per minute: $65.23

  • How long it takes Charles Scharf to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 28 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 15 hours and 56 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 9 hours and 34 minutes

Caterpillar-Inc, Construction, Machinery, tractors
Caterpillar-Inc, Construction, Machinery, tractors

13. D. James Umpleby III: Caterpillar Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $34,519,129

  • 2019 pay per minute: $65.68

  • How long it takes D. James Umpleby III to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 26 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 15 hours and 50 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 9 hours and 46 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 8 hours and 51 minutes

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock (6079378b)Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast, speaks at the conference "Ignition: Future of Digital,", in New YorkDigital Conference Roberts, New York, USA.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock (6079378b)Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast, speaks at the conference "Ignition: Future of Digital,", in New YorkDigital Conference Roberts, New York, USA.

12. Brian Roberts: Comcast Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $36,370,183

  • 2019 pay per minute: $69.20

  • How long it takes Brian Roberts to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 16 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 15 hours and 1 minute

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 6 hours and 50 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 3 hours and 31 minutes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Evan Vucci/AP/Shutterstock (10660159a)Larry Merlo listens during a meeting with President Donald Trump about coronavirus testing, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Evan Vucci/AP/Shutterstock (10660159a)Larry Merlo listens during a meeting with President Donald Trump about coronavirus testing, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

11. Larry Merlo: CVS Health Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $36,451,749

  • 2019 pay per minute: $69.35

  • How long it takes Larry Merlo to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 15 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 14 hours and 59 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 6 hours and 42 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 4 days, 3 hours and 17 minutes

Reed Hastings CEO Netflix
Reed Hastings CEO Netflix

10. Reed Hastings: Netflix Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $38,577,129

  • 2019 pay per minute: $73.40

  • How long it takes Reed Hastings to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 5 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 14 hours and 10 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 3 hours and 41 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 3 days, 21 hours and 49 minutes

LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 06:  Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen speaks during a keynote address by Samsung President and General Manager of Visual Display Business Boo-Keun Yoon at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Hilton January 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 06: Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen speaks during a keynote address by Samsung President and General Manager of Visual Display Business Boo-Keun Yoon at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Hilton January 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

9. Shantanu Narayen: Adobe Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $39,145,631

  • 2019 pay per minute: $74.48

  • How long it takes Shantanu Narayen to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 3 hours and 2 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 13 hours and 58 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 2 days, 2 hours and 56 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 3 days, 20 hours and 27 minutes

SAP SE Earnings Press Conference in Walldorf, Germany, January 24, 2017.
SAP SE Earnings Press Conference in Walldorf, Germany, January 24, 2017.

8. William McDermott: ServiceNow Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $41,682,335

  • 2019 pay per minute: $79.30

  • How long it takes William McDermott to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 2 hours and 51 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 13 hours and 7 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 1 day, 23 hours and 50 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 3 days, 14 hours and 50 minutes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew H.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew H.

7. Lachlan Murdoch: Fox Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $42,111,103

  • 2019 pay per minute: $80.12

  • How long it takes Lachlan Murdoch to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 2 hours and 49 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 12 hours and 59 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 1 day, 23 hours and 21 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 3 days, 13 hours and 57 minutes

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Interviewer: Walter Isaacson, CEO, The Aspen InstitutePhotograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Brainstorm TECH.
Fortune Brainstorm TECHJuly 14th, 2014Aspen, CO5:30 PMBIG DATA, BIGGER CHALLENGESSatya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Interviewer: Walter Isaacson, CEO, The Aspen InstitutePhotograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Brainstorm TECH.

6. Satya Nadella: Microsoft Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $42,910,215

  • 2019 pay per minute: $81.64

  • How long it takes Satya Nadella to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 2 hours and 46 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 12 hours and 44 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 1 day, 22 hours and 28 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 3 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30:  Miguel Patricio, CMO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, speaks onstage at IGNITION: Future of Media at Time Warner Center on November 30, 2017 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Miguel Patricio, CMO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, speaks onstage at IGNITION: Future of Media at Time Warner Center on November 30, 2017 in New York City.

5. Miguel Patricio: The Kraft Heinz Co.

  • 2019 pay: $43,297,480

  • 2019 pay per minute: $82.38

  • How long it takes Miguel Patricio to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 2 hours and 45 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 12 hours and 37 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 1 day, 22 hours and 3 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 3 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: President and chief executive officer of Discovery Communications, David Zaslav attends the 2016 Mirror Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 9, 2016 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: President and chief executive officer of Discovery Communications, David Zaslav attends the 2016 Mirror Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 9, 2016 in New York City.

4. David Zaslav: Discovery Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $45,843,912

  • 2019 pay per minute: $87.22

  • How long it takes David Zaslav to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 2 hours and 35 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 11 hours and 55 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 1 day, 19 hours and 30 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 3 days, 6 hours and 57 minutes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock (10660149a)In this photo, Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD, attends the opening bell at Nasdaq, in New York.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock (10660149a)In this photo, Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD, attends the opening bell at Nasdaq, in New York.

3. Lisa Su: Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $58,534,288

  • 2019 pay per minute: $111.37

  • How long it takes Lisa Su to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 2 hours and 2 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 9 hours and 20 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 1 day, 10 hours and 4 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 2 days, 13 hours and 50 minutes

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07 January 2020, US, Las Vegas: Intel boss Robert

2. Robert Swan: Intel Corp.

  • 2019 pay: $66,935,100

  • 2019 pay per minute: $127.35

  • How long it takes Robert Swan to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 1 hour and 46 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 8 hours and 10 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 1 day, 5 hours and 47 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 2 days, 6 hours and 4 minutes

Sundar Pichai Google CEO
Sundar Pichai Google CEO

1. Sundar Pichai: Alphabet Inc.

  • 2019 pay: $280,621,552

  • 2019 pay per minute: $533.91

  • How long it takes Sundar Pichai to make:

    • The U.S. bottom 20% income: 25 minutes

    • The U.S. median income: 1 hour and 56 minutes

    • The U.S. top 20% income: 7 hours and 6 minutes

    • The U.S. top 5% income: 12 hours and 53 minutes

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Methodology: GOBankingRates used AFL-CIO’s Highest-Paid CEOs 2019 data to determine how many minutes it takes a CEO to earn your annual salary, sourcing the 49 top-earning S&P 500 CEOS. With these 49 CEOs sourced, GOBankingRates then found how many minutes it would take each CEO to make the five mean household income quintiles and top 5% mean household income as sourced from the 2018 American Community Survey as conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. All data was collected on and up to date as of Aug. 17, 2020.

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