The compensation packages of CEOs at 20 of the world's biggestbanks increased 7.6% in 2015, compared to just 0.5% in 2014, to an average of $13.1million each, according to an analysis by compensation firm Equilar and the Financial Times that covered the U.S., Europe,Canada and Australia.
The heads of the top six U.S. banks, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc., WellsFargo & Co., Bank ofAmerica Corp. and MorganStanley, received an average of $20.7 million in 2015.
In contrast, the CEOs of 11 European banks, including , and , got $10.4 million.
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon has the highest pay, up 36% to $27.6million in 2015, although he needs to meet three years of performance targets toreceive the amount in full, according to the FT July 12.
Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters and his counterpart at CreditSuisse, Tidjane Thiam, made it to the top five, with $22.4 million and $21.1 million,respectively.