According to the company’s Friday securities filing, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai got total compensation of roughly $226 million in 2022—more than 800 times the median employee salary.
According to the report, Pichai received stock awards worth around $218 million as part of his pay.
The salary gap occurs at a time when Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is laying off workers all over the world. The Mountain View, California-based corporation revealed intentions to axe 12,000 jobs globally in January, which would represent 6% of its total staff.
Following a dispute over layoffs, hundreds of Google employees staged a walkout at the company’s London offices at the beginning of this month.
After more than 200 employees were let go, Google staff members staged a walkout in March at the company’s Zurich offices.