If the ratio of compensation between lowest and highest paid in an organisation is move than X times, something is wrong. The value of X can be debated. This morning I'm grumpy and set X=20.
@liw The idea that someone's time is worth 20 times more than others is a bit fanciful. Even more fanciful than the "10X developer" illusion.
@liw I tend to use an X lower than 10. 3 to 4 is really healthy!
Lars and friends