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10 Companies Where CEO Pay Is Seriously Out Of Whack

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27:  Michael Duke, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., testifies before the Senate Finance Commi
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27: Michael Duke, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., testifies before the Senate Finance Committee July 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from various CEO's on 'CEO Perspectives on How the Tax Code Affects Hiring, Businesses and Economic Growth.' (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Are CEOs hundreds of times more valuable than their employees? Corporate boards seem to think so.

In past decades, as CEO pay has skyrocketed, worker pay has all but stagnated. That's created an economy in which CEOs can earn an average of 231 times more than their employees, as they did last year, according an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. (For reference, CEOs earned just 29 times more in 1978.)

At some companies, CEO pay is especially out of whack, according to PayScale, which analyzed pay at the country's 50 biggest public companies last year. The compensation website compared CEO pay to the median pay of the typical full-time worker to compile the list. The entire methodology can be found at their website.

Here are the major companies where CEOs last year made at least 322 times more than their workers:

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CEOs Who Get Paid Significantly More Than Their Employees
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