Salaries of CEOs at Planned Parenthood affiliates have skyrocketed to an average of $237,999, and hit $389,514 in the group's headquarters, according to a new review from the American Life League, a critic.
In the report on CEO pay, the group found that all 56 CEOs in the system make over 100,000 a year, one-tenth of Planned Parenthood's boss Cecile Richards, who made $957,952, said the report.
— CEO salaries at affiliates increased 22 percent in the last two years.
— 33 make over $200,000 a year.
— 16 make over $300,000 a year.
— 6 make over $400,00 a year.
— 1 makes in excess of $500,000 a year.
The report said that the average Planned Parenthood CEO is "in the top five percent of all workers in the United States."
Planned Parenthood funding from taxpayers has been put on the chopping block in Congress. A new GOP plan to repeal Obamacare released this week eliminates funding for the group that provides health care and abortion services to women. The group has warned that any funding cut will undermine their services to women.
Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League, said, "The numbers are really incredible. At a time when Planned Parenthood continues to close clinics and is losing customers, its highest paid employees just keep getting richer."
He added that "if any other nonprofit were dishing out this kind of money to its top executives, the mainstream media would be all over it. However, in Planned Parenthood's case, there is nothing but silence."
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com