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Executive PayWatch Report: Idaho CEO Pay Outpaces Gem State Workers 126-1

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In its Executive PayWatch report, the AFL-CIO says the top-salaried CEOs in Idaho are paid 126 times more than their average workers, representing the largest pay increases since the recession.

According to the report, issued Wednesday afternoon, the AFL-CIO touted what it called "the most comprehensive searchable online database," tracking CEO pay, revealing that the average pay among the top Idaho CEOs was $4,674,724 in 2014, compared to an annual average worker's pay of $37,116.

The gap grows to 310-to-1 when comparing Idaho CEO hourly pay to Idaho's minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

"This is what happens when the deck is stacked against working families,” said Aaron White, Idaho AFL-CIO President. “Idaho’s residents deserve better."

According to the study, Boise-based Micron Technology CEO Mark Durcan took home $11,479,108 in 2014, while Boise Cascade CEO Thomas Carlile pulled in $5,672,223 and Hecla Mining CEO Phillips Baker, Jr. made $4,526,525.

The same report says that nationally, the average worker earned approximately $26,000 per year, while CEO pay averaged $13.5 million per year, a ratio that the AFL-CIO says has grown to 373-to-1.

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