Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: dprk007-ga
List Price: $110.00
07 Oct 2006 19:44 PDT
Expires: 06 Nov 2006 18:44 PST
Question ID: 771634
Good Day to you All. I would like to know the ratio of the top FIVE earners to the lowest earner/s in the following US organisations: - Marriott Hotels - Disney - Home Depot - Wal-Mart - IBM - Microsoft - Office Depot - Citicorp - Exxon - Ford Car Company - Boeing - Dell Computers - US Federal Government - State Government of New York - State Gevernment of Texas - State Government of California - State Government of Alaska - State Government of Montana - State Government of Louisana - State Government of Mississippi And (before you ask) some clarifications: 1. Please name the 5 top earners 2. Only consider those resident IN the US (i.e. do not consider ANY overseas staff in the calculations) 3. When considering the lowest paid staff for each of the organisations use reasonable judgement (minimum wage laws may make it easy to come up with a good figure) 4. Include ALL reasonable compensation (Stock options bonus's AND for hotel waiters and governers and presidents factor in the fact that they may be receiving free board and food. Also some people get free transportation to and from work ) 5. Make reasonable adjustments for weekly hours worked (i.e. an hourly paid employee of Home Depot may work 35 hours while executives in Home Depot may work 60 hours a week) However Attendance at social functions do not count as extra hours worked (e.g. State dinners organised by the WH) Yours Faithfully DPRK007 Please note I was going to include G00gle but of course that would make it an illegal question and I would NEVER ask an illegal question :-)
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From: vercingatorix-ga on 10 Oct 2006 17:58 PDT
Since you asked, I'll offer an opinion. No, I won't try the question. The information is out there, but it would take an awful long time to dig it all up. You want names and total compensation packages for 20 entities. To find this data would require sorting through SEC filings for most of the companies. That could take 30 minutes-plus per company. For the states, the issue is more problematic. I believe most states offer the salary information, but it is not necessarily available on the Internet. In some cases, you might have to go to the statehouse to get it. The stuff on the Internet is likely to be buried in many cases, requiring a long, tedious search through the state's Web site. Even if everything was available on the Internet and I got incredibly lucky with my searches, I can't see getting all this data in less than 8 hours, and 12 to 15 is probably more like it. As such, your $65 isn't really an appealing sum for the volume of research you require. If you raise the price to $200, someone with a lot of time on their hands might be willing to try it. Vercingatorix P.S. And since we're not allowed to provide much in the way of personal information about people, your question is most likely against the rules in any case.
From: dprk007-ga on 11 Oct 2006 19:08 PDT
vercingatorix Thanks for your comments. Here are some of my observations: - Regarding your comment about personal information my reaction is BULL! All the individuals involved (Federal and State Politicians and high ranking executives in publically traded corporations) have chosen careers where their lives are no longer private. Their compensation is in the public domain as of course it should be as they are fully accountable to their voters,taxpayers and shareholders. - regarding the price for this question. You are saying that if i raise the price of the question to $200.00 that even then GARs would be reluctant to answer my question as they are still making too little money. However as that is the maximum there is not a lot I can do about it. Also i see some questions answered for only $2 where the researcher must have spent hours on it. I cannot argue that what a GAR makes is not great. If you think it is unfair you should bring it up with your employer. Considering some of the other answers for less money, I believe my price is fair. Finally I think this would make a very interesting project. DPRK007
From: knownothing10-ga on 28 Oct 2006 00:48 PDT
Forbes has a web site that will give you compensation for management of companies. I think the president is by law paid more that any civil service employee in the federal government, but they can pay contractors more. In state governments University professors sometimes make the most, so it is harder to answer. The lowest paid is usually the minimum wage. If you want documented answers, it is a lot of work. Getting a gereral idea, you can do yourself in a couple hours.
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