10 reasons to be jealous of the boss

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Pay for 10 agency and media CEOs vs. pay for the peons. Hourly pay is based on a 40-hour week, though some CEOs (notably Martin Sorrell) prefer to work 24/7. Maximum pay? Barry Diller (right) paid himself $75,081 an hour. That's $75,076 above minimum wage.

CEO, company - pay ($ millions) - hourly pay for the boss - average hourly pay for worker bees

1. Barry Diller, InteractiveCorp $156.2 $75,081 N/A

2. Sumner Redstone, Viacom $19.1 $9,183 N/A

3. Douglas McCorkindale, Gannett Co. $14.7 $7,075 $21.24

4. Richard Parsons, Time Warner $11.9 $5,713 N/A

5. Miles Nadal, MDC Partners $6.3 $3,034 $16.43

6. Ed Meyer, Grey Global Group $3.8 $1,803 $39.29

7. John Wren, Omnicom Group $3.4 $1,613 $45.04

8. Martin Sorrell, WPP Group $3.1 $1,513 $35.98

9. Maurice Levy, Publicis Groupe $2.5 $1,203 $35.14

10. David Bell, Interpublic Group $2.4 $1,149 $38.24

Source: Advertising Age analysis of data from Ad Age Salary Survey, Bloomberg, company reports

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