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    Median CEO Pay Crosses $10M Threshold

    A picture illustration shows a 100 Dollar banknote laying on one Dollar banknotes, taken in Warsaw, January 13, 2011. The U.S. dollar extended losses against the yen and euro after data showed rising gasoline prices had put U.S. consumers in a gloomy mood in early January. The euro, which hit a one-month high above $1.34 overnight before fading, moved back to $1.3396 after the data. Picture taken January 13.  REUTERS/Kacper Pempel    (POLAND - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTXWK6L

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    The median salary for American CEOs increased for the fourth year in a row, crossing the eight-figure threshold for the first time. According to an Associated Press/Equilar pay study, a typical CEO made $10.5 million in 2013. The female CEOs surveyed actually made more than their male counterparts, $11.7 million to $10.5 million. However, only 12 of the CEOs included were women, while there were 325 men. Overall, median CEO salaries were up 8 percent from the year before and up more than 50 percent since 2009. The increase reflects the growing wage gap between management and workers over recent years. A CEO now makes 257 times more than an average employee, compared to 181 times more in 2009, the researchers say.

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