16 'overpaid' healthcare CEOs

The disparity between the pay a company's CEO takes home and the median employee salary continues to widen, according to a report from nonprofit shareholder advocacy group As You Sow.

For its report, As You Sow evaluated the most "overpaid" CEOs of S&P 500 companies. The nonprofit used data to compute what CEO pay would be assuming such pay is related to total shareholder return. The report also considered what percent of company shares were voted against the CEO pay package and the median employee salary. 

As You Sow notes some CEOs may no longer hold the positions listed below, as the rankings were calculated using data made available before June 30, 2019.

Here are 16 healthcare CEOs who made As You Sow's list:

Joseph Hogan (Align Technology)
Pay: $41.8 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 3,168:1
Excess pay: $27.1 million

Stephen MacMillan (Hologic)
Pay: $42 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 478:1
Excess pay: $29.1 million

Michael Neidorff (Centene)
Pay: $26.1 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 396:1
Excess pay: $12.6 million

Leonard Schleifer, MD, PhD (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals)
Pay: $26.5 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 198:1
Excess pay: $14.5 million

Alex Gorsky (Johnson & Johnson)
Pay: $20.1 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 268:1
Excess pay: $7.6 million

Kent Thiry (DaVita)
Pay: $32 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 526:1
Excess pay: $20.5 million

Larry Merlo (CVS Health)
Pay: $21.9 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 618:1
Excess pay: $10.3 million

John Hammergren (McKesson)
Pay: $18.1 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 473:1
Excess pay: $6.7 million

R. Milton Johnson (Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare)
Pay: $21.4 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 383:1
Excess pay: $8.1 million

Marc Casper (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Pay: $18.6 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 235:1
Excess pay: $5.2 million

Heather Bresch (Mylan)
Pay: $13.3 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 315:1
Excess pay: $2.8 million

John Milligan, PhD (Gilead Sciences)
Pay: $26 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 158:1
Excess pay: $14.2 million

David Cordani (Cigna)
Pay: $18.9 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 298:1
Excess pay: $6.2 million

Kenneth Frazier (Merck)
Pay: $20.9 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 228:1
Excess pay: $8.2 million

Richard Gonzalez (AbbVie)
Pay: $21.3 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 143:1
Excess pay: $8.7 million

Ari Bousbib (IQVIA)
Pay: $16.5 million
CEO to worker pay ratio: 182:1
Excess pay: $2.7 million

Access the full list here.

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