CEO pay at GM, Ford, and Stellantis in 2022 is extremely high compared to their median worker salaries 

GM's CEO Mary Barra's annual compensation is 362 times the median worker's pay 

Ford's CEO's pay is 281 times the median worker's salary 

Stellantis' CEO Carlos Tavares' pay is 365 times the median worker's salary, but excluding a one-time grant, it's still 298 times 

The pay gap is significantly above the S&P 500 average, which is 186-1 

Historically, the CEO-to-worker pay ratio was much lower, with a 15-1 ratio in 1965 

Detroit 3 automakers argue that they pay their workers more due to higher benefits compared to foreign competitors 

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk's 2022 compensation is officially reported as zero due to legal challenges from shareholders 

In 2021, Musk's "realized compensation" was over $737 million, while a typical Tesla worker earned $40,723 

To match Musk's realized compensation, a Tesla worker would need over 18,000 years at their current salary