CEO Pay vs. the Average Employee
With over 35,000 restaurants worldwide, it’s no surprise when someone says that the CEO of McDonald’s makes bank. In January 2015, McDonald’s announced that their new CEO, Steve Easterbrook, would be making 1.1 million dollars a year during his term. Compared to the $16,000 to $19,000 a year the average full-time employee makes at McDonald’s, it would take you nearly 70 years of asking if “you’d like to upsize that?” before you’d make as much as a CEO. Even if you overlook 1 store as a General Manager and make a modest salary between $40,000 and $50,000, you’d still have to work up to 25 years just to match an annual salary of a McDonald’s CEO.