According to the ECB's published data, European Central Bank head Mario Draghi's compensation in 2012 was higher than the other heads of the world's leading central banks. At the same time, Ben Bernanke, head of the US Federal Reserve System, has been paid "the least" for several years in a row.
Mario Draghi's total cash compensation in 2012 amounted to €374,124 ($493 700). This is just over the amount he received in 2011. - €370 thousand ($486 200). Bank of England Governor Mervyn King's salary has been fixed at £305,368 ($478,700) since 2010.
Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawawho will step down in March this year, earned ¥23.96 million in 2012 ($257 000). In 2011, his compensation was ¥34.22 million ($367,000).
The poorest among the heads of the world's leading central banks has been the poorest for a year now Ben Bernanke. The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve System at the end of 2012 received "only" $199 700. Bernanke's salary, like that of the governor of the Bank of England, has remained fixed at the same level for several years.
However, very soon this list will undergo radical changes. It is still unclear how much Masaaki Shirakawa's successor on the post of the Bank of Japan will receive. However, he is unlikely to prevent Mark Carney from literally breaking into the first place.
CarneyMr. King, who is still the Governor of the Bank of Canada, will take up a new job in June this year. He will succeed Mervyn King as governor of the Bank of England and will receive £480,000 ($732 000) per annum "net" plus £250,000 ($381 650) on the "housing solution" in the UK.