A lot of employers are paying more to their top paid staff than they have in years.
A total of 2,742 companies made a profit in 2016, according to the report by PayScale, a payroll services company.
The top-paid employees at the top 200 companies in PayScale’s 2016 report were CEOs and chief financial officers at $11.9 million and $10.9 billion, respectively.
There are a number of factors that affect the wages paid to top executives, such as seniority, compensation, and whether the company is located in an expensive area.
In contrast, the median pay for all employees in the U.S. was $23,200 in 2016.
According to the data compiled by PayTalks, which tracks pay data from the U, the average hourly wage for the top paid workers was $10,876 in 2016 in the United States.
At the same time, the number of hourly employees decreased for the bottom paid workers, which increased the wage gap between the top and bottom earners.
“These numbers show how the bottom of the pay spectrum in the economy is getting increasingly squeezed,” PayTakers chief executive officer David McDonough told News24.
“The bottom 50 percent of hourly earners are being left behind.”
In 2016, PayTorks data showed that the top 2 percent of pay earners earned $7,567 per hour.
McDonough said that the PayTrees data was an “outlier” because the data was compiled from payrolls for the first three months of the year, and there were no salary increases in the fourth quarter.
PayScale’s PayScale data was based on an estimate of salaries for all hourly employees in 2016 based on the salary survey that was released by Paycheck.com.
For the first quarter of the fiscal year that ended in March, the PayScale median hourly pay was $19,100, according the report.
While pay disparities exist in many sectors, pay disparity can be particularly pronounced at the upper end of the spectrum, according McDonaugh.
Companies at the very top of the wage scale, including pharmaceutical and biotech companies, saw the largest pay hikes.
Pharmaceutical companies paid employees a median salary of $21,200, which was nearly three times the pay of employees at other companies.
The median salary for the CEOs of the top 25 companies in the PayPasses data was $27,200.
However, PayPays data showed the median salary at the bottom 90 percent of all employees at a pharmaceutical company was $12,000.
And in 2017, the pay gap between CEOs and workers was the largest in years, according a report by the Institute for Policy Studies.
Between the third quarter of 2016 and the first full quarter of 2017, PayScale reported, the wage disparity between the CEO and employees decreased by 10.4 percentage points.
That’s because the median worker was paid $15,811, down by $1,000 from the second quarter of last year.
It’s not just pay disparity that has been widening.
Despite an increase in the minimum wage, the minimum salary for those in the middle of the income spectrum decreased by $0.3 for the third straight year.
That’s due to a decrease in wages for those earning between $40,000 and $50,000 a year.