Governor salaries range as high as $1 million

Base pay tends to rise with GDP per capita, but there is wide variation, benchmark data shows

Base pay for the governors of central banks that responded to Governance Benchmarks 2022 can be as high as $1 million per year. But for most respondents, the figure is much lower.

Fifteen central banks provided data on their governors’ salaries, out of 34 that took part in the benchmark.

The lowest governor salary in our sample was $71,500, paid by a central bank in the Americas. The highest was paid by a central bank in Europe: exactly $1 million. Central banks were asked to give salary

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Central Banking? View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account