Despite Poor Economy, CEOs Will Still Be Getting ‘Huge Payouts’ In 2011

An analysis by USA Today finds that CEOs at major corporations are likely to get “huge payouts” in 2011, largely as a result of “stock option valuations up sharply from pre-recession levels.” With the economy still only sputtering along, this continuous explosion in CEO pay is “highlighting the growing wage divide between executive suites and rank-and-file employees.”