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The frightening this about this table isn’t lavish CEO pay after record bank losses, nor the 9-figure scale of the payouts, but just how closely the bailout money matches the total bonus pool in almost every case. Granted, base compensation in investment banking is nearly equivalent to the minimum wage, but there are a lot of people – roughly 3.6 million in America alone – that would jump at the chance to make $150,000 for 90 hour work-weeks, if only they could…

SOURCE: The Big Picture

*Total of top five bonus packages (including stocks) received by highest-ranking officers.**Estimated as 60 percent of compensation where exact figures are not available.