Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day: CEO pay versus burger flippers

The average CEO makes a lot more today than they did a decade ago—but has the cashier at your local fast-food joint fared any better?

It's a question a lot of people will be asking today amid planned nationwide fast-food strikes.

The average worker of a combined group of food preparation and service employees, including fast food, makes $1.66 an hour more now than they did in 2003, whereas the average CEO makes an extra $17.44.

But it's all relative.

On a percentage basis their wage growth over that time period has actually been roughly the same.