Win some, lose some
If this year’s Top 50 CEOs are any indication, the smallest companies (with less than 100 staff) and the largest (1,000-plus employees) are more likely to be non-unionized than mid-range companies (100 to 1,000 employees). And, they’re your best bet for salary increases of six per cent or higher. The downside is that you’re most likely to get no raise at all if you’re part of an organization with one to 99 people.
Curiously, the majority of Top 50 CEO-led companies are non-unionized, while most of the workers are unionized.
Not surprisingly, the lowest Top 50 CEO salaries (less than $300,000 a year) include people working in the non-profit sector. Among the highest paid CEOs (earning salaries of at least $500,000 per year), however, the overwhelming majority (64%) are entrepreneurs.
For the 17th year in a row, the professional, scientific and technical services category is the dominant industrial activity among Top 50 CEOs.