CEOs Earn 354 Times More Than Average Worker

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The latest fun figure about our country's growing income inequality: The average big company CEO earns 354 times that of the average rank-and-file worker.

That statistic comes courtesy of the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of trade unions in the country, which has been tracking this ratio since 1996, according to its corporate finance specialist Patrick O'Meara. It updates the information annually on its website "Executive PayWatch," which allows you to compare your own pay to that of top tier executives -- so you can feel inspired to work harder or be overwhelmed with righteous fury, depending on your inclination.