Sounds like a huge disparity — until you consider what it’s like out in the corporate world. Among the country’s largest companies, CEOs earned more than 300 times the average worker’s salary, Fortune reported in June.
At the top 350 firms in 2014, the CEOs were paid an average of $16.3 million, compared with $53,200 for the employees. (Not to say that doesn’t cause hackle-raising, too, as in Bernie Sanders.)
Still, when placed among other corporate chiefs, Goodell ranks high. His 2014 compensation would place him 19th on Equilar’s list of 200 highest-paid CEOs in American business. No. 1 on that list, by the way, was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, at $156.1 million.
And Zaslav never had to deal with under-inflated footballs.