Bank CEO Earnings: Here's What The Heads Of Canada's Big 5 Banks Earned Last Year

The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Daniel Tencer Posted: 03/15/2012 4:47 pm Updated: 03/15/2012 4:47 pm

TD Bank CEO Ed Clark won the title of Canada's highest-paid bank CEO in 2011.

Clark took home $11.3 million, including base salary, bonuses and stock options -- roughly the same the executive received the year before.

Though all the other bank CEOs earned less than that, some of them saw singificant changes to their income from the year before; CIBC's Gerry McCaughey saw his pay jump 12 per cent, while RBC's Gordon Nixon saw his pay drop 8 per cent.

Here are what each of the five big bank CEOs earned last year.

The total compensation figures include base salary, as well as stock options, bonuses and other payments. They may not include changes to CEOs' retirement pensions.

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  • What Canada's Bank CEOs Earned Last Year

  • 6. Louis Vachon, National - $7.5 Mln

    <strong>Profit per dollar earned by the CEO: $162.27</strong> National Bank's Louis Vachon took home $7.5 million, the lowest total of any of the six major banks, but the most in terms of the bank's net income.

  • 5. Gerry McCaughey, CIBC - $9.5 Million

    <strong>Profit per dollar earned by the CEO: $326.32</strong> Gerry McCaughey's total compensation grew 12 per cent, to $9.5 million, in 2011. Source: <a href="https://www.cibc.com/ca/pdf/investor/proxy2012.pdf" target="_hplink">CIBC Management Proxy Circular</a>

  • 4. Bill Downe, BMO - $9.9 Million

    <strong>Profit per dollar earned by the CEO: $330.81</strong> Bill Downe's total compensation for 2011 was up 4.2 per cent from his 2010 pay of $9.5 million. Source: <a href="http://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCATRE81Q1W320120227" target="_hplink">Reuters</a>

  • 3. Gordon Nixon, RBC - $10.1 Million

    <strong>Profit per dollar earned by the CEO: $480.40</strong> Gordon Nixon's total compensation fell 8 per cent in 2011, to $11 million. Source: <a href="http://www.rbc.com/newsroom/2012/0206-proxy.html" target="_hplink">RBC Management Proxy Circular</a>

  • 2. Rick Waugh, Scotiabank - $10.6 Mln

    <strong>Profit per dollar earned by the CEO: $501.71</strong> Waugh's total earnings for 2011, at $10.6 million, were down slightly from the $10.66 million he earned in 2010. Source: <a href="http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1137400--scotiabank-ceo-s-pay-down-slightly-from-2010" target="_hplink">Toronto Star</a>

  • 1. Ed Clark, TD Bank - $11.3 Million

    <strong>Profit per dollar earned by the CEO: $517.45</strong> Ed Clark's total compensation for 2011 was meant to be around $12 million, but the bank's board scaled it back to $11.3 million -- roughly the same as in 2010. Source: <a href="http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1135817--td-bank-ceo-ed-clark-s-pay-down-to-11-3-million-in-2011" target="_hplink">Toronto Star</a>

CANADA'S HIGHEST-PAID CEOs IN 2010 (NOTE: FIGURES IN ABOVE SLIDESHOW ARE FOR 2011)

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  • 10: Jonathan Henry, Gabriel Resources $11.7M

    Gabriel Resources is a Toronto-based company focused primarily on a gold excavation project in Romania. <i>Note: An earlier version of this gallery reported that Gabriel Resources' 2010 revenue was $448 million. <a href="http://globeinvestor.sympatico.ca/invest/investSQL/sym.company_prof?company_id=160018" target="_hplink">It was, in fact, $448,000, according to publicly listed data</a>. A company spokesperson says the resource firm was in a period of pre-production in 2010, and did not generate revenue. Thus, Henry's compensation of $11.7 million exceeded the company's revenues for the year.</i>

  • 9: Gordon Nixon, RBC $11.9M

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is the largest financial institution in the country. Henry's total pay of $11.9 million was the equivalent of 0.1 per cent of the company's $10.3 billion in 2010 revenues.

  • 8: Stephen DeFalco, Nordion $13.1M

    Nordion is an Ottawa-based health sciences company that specializes in medical isotopes. DeFalco's total pay of $13.1 million was the equivalent of 5.1 per cent of the company's $256 million in 2010 revenues. DeFalco left the CEO position in 2010.

  • 7: Steve Laut, Canadian Natural Resources $13.1M

    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. is a Calgary-based oil and gas exploration company. Laut's total pay of $13.1 million was the equivalent of 0.08 per cent of the company's $14.6 billion in 2010 revenues.

  • 6: Richard Waugh, Scotiabank $13.8M

    The Bank of Nova Scotia is the third largest bank in Canada. Waugh's total pay of $13.8 million was the equivalent of 0.06 per cent of the company's $23.8 billion in 2010 revenues.

  • 5: Martyn Konig, European Goldfields $14.8M

    Despite its name, European Goldfields in a Canadian-based company, operating out of the Northwest Territories. Konig's total pay of $14.8 million was the equivalent of 29.1 per cent of the company's $50.7 million in 2010 revenues.

  • 4: Edward Sampson, Niko Resources $16.5M

    Niko Resources is a Calgary-based oil and gas exploration company operating fields mostly outside Canada. Sampson's total pay of $16.5 million was the equivalent of 3.6 per cent of the company's $455 million in 2010 revenues.

  • 3: Siegfried Wolf, Co-CEO, Magna $16.5M

    Southern Ontario-based Magna International is North America's largest car parts manufacturer. Wolf's total pay of $16.5 million was the equivalent of 0.07 per cent of the company's $24.2 billion in 2010 revenues. Wolf stepped down as co-CEO in 2010.

  • 2: Donald Walker, Co-CEO, Magna $16.7M

    Southern Ontario-based Magna International is North America's largest car parts manufacturer. Walker's total pay of $16.7 million was the equivalent of 0.07 per cent of the company's $24.2 billion in 2010 revenues.

  • Frank Stronach, Magna $61.8M

    Southern Ontario-based Magna International is North America's largest car parts manufacturer. Stronach's total pay of $61.8 million was the equivalent of 0.26 per cent of the company's $24.2 billion in 2010 revenues.

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