That means the pay gap between employees and their bosses continues to widen, according to the Economic Policy Institute's latest report released Thursday.
Average CEO compensation came in at $15.2 million in 2013, according to the left-leaning think tank. That includes salary, bonus, restricted stock grants, options exercised and long-term incentive payouts for chiefs at the top 350 U.S. firms by sales.
Private-sector, non-supervisory workers, meanwhile, earned an average of $52,100.
To calculate the pay gap, EPI looked at the ratio of a CEO's package and the average compensation of a worker in that company's main industry.
That gap startedgrowing again after contracting during the Great Recession, when the stock market collapsed. The market recovery -- the S&P 500 gained 29.6% in 2013, its biggest jump since 1997 -- has boosted executive compensation.
CEO pay rose 21.7% since 2010, while workers' earnings fell 1.1%.
Median CEO pay = 750 years at min wage
"CEOs have done a lot better in this recovery than have workers," said Lawrence Mishel, EPI's president.
Soaring CEO pay is one reason behind the rise in income inequality in recent decades, Mishel said.