UHS, Walgreens, Labcorp among S&P 500 companies with lowest worker wages

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Several healthcare companies, including King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services, Walgreens and Labcorp, were called out in a new report that highlights the 100 S&P 500 companies with the lowest median worker wages in 2020.

The Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning think tank, published the 27th annual version of the report that discusses average CEO pay versus worker pay. It found that CEO-worker pay ratios averaged 830 to 1 in 2020; CEO compensation rose 29 percent year over year to an average $15.3 million; and median worker pay declined 2 percent year over year to $28,187 on average in 2020.

Many of the companies on the list are in the fast-food or retail sector. Below are six healthcare companies on the list:


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