JP Morgan’s (JPM) Jamie Dimon topped the list yet again as the highest-paid banking and finance CEO in 2017, according to analysts at S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Dimon, who joined the bank in 2005, earned $28.3 million in total compensation in 2017, up 3.9% from the year before. Earlier this week, the company reported a solid performance this quarter, and Dimon told analysts on the call that he was upbeat on global growth.
Dimon’s payout is only $1.7 million shy of his all-time record at $30 million, which he earned in 2007.
Dimon has been the highest-paid among all the bank chiefs in 3 out of 4 years, according to a separate analysis of pay data by the Wall Street Journal.
Bank of America’s (BAC) Brian Thomas Moynihan came in second, raking in $21.3 million in total compensation — a whopping 37.8% increase year-over-year.
Looking at 339 executives at S&500 companies, they found that Tan made a cool $103.2 million in 2017, coming mostly from a stock grant, valued at $98.3 million.
The average payout for a CEO in 2016 was $15.6 billion across industries, and the CEO-to-worker compensation ratio was 271-to-1, according to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
Analysts at the EPI also noted that “CEO pay has historically been closely associated with the health of the stock market.”
“Amid a healthy recovery on Wall Street following the Great Recession, CEOs enjoyed outsized income gains even relative to other very-high-wage earners,” they wrote.
But this had a positive effect on the overall income of the labor force: “Outsized CEO pay growth has had spillover effects, pulling up the pay of other executives and managers, who constitute a larger group of workers than is commonly recognized.”
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