According to the Ministry of Finance, at least 21 heads of state-owned companies and institutions earn more money than Chancellor Olaf Scholz. In other words, wage differences do not only exist with public service broadcasters.

Not only do some directors of public service broadcasters earn more than the Federal Chancellor, but also many heads of state-owned companies and institutions. This emerges from a response from the Federal Ministry of Finance to a request from the left-wing faction, which is available to the editorial network Germany (RND). According to this, at least 21 members of the board of directors or management of federal companies or institutions receive a higher annual salary than Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The top earners among the companies owned by the federal government are the CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Richard Lutz, with an annual salary of 900,000 euros, as well as the managing director of Bundesdruckerei with 863,000 euros and several board members of the state-owned KfW Bank, who earn between 555,400 euros and 687,600 euros a year Year received, as can be seen from the listing of the Federal Ministry of Finance.