|Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer|
Gender gap closed?
Standard & Poor's 500 is an American stock market index based on the 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ. These are powerful companies who represent how American businesses cycles are faring. There are currently 22 female CEOs in the Standard & Poor’s 500, and their salaries are more than the average paid to all the CEOs of the 100 largest publicly held companies.
Who is on the list?
The list of companies who are paying top salaries to their female CEOs include Yahoo, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Pepsi, Xerox, and others. The top female CEO on the list is Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, whose annual compensation is $42.1 million. Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, receives $22.2 million per year, and Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, makes $16.2 million per year.
Compare these salaries to the average $12.7 million paid to the 455 current male CEOs in the S&P 500 and it's clear to see that these female CEOs have climbed the ladder and made it to the top!
To read more, visit americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2015/04/30/surprise-women-trump-men-on-ceo-pay/