Paul Kupiec writes on the Wall Street Journal op-ed page:
The average compensation at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) exceeded $190,000 in 2012. The staff at the Federal Reserve is likely even better compensated, but the Fed refuses to release employee salaries.
It seems pretty outrageous that the Federal Reserve, which is part of the federal government, "refuses to release employee salaries." It's the sort of thing that in any other agency of government, a member of Congress might demand before allowing a vote to appropriate funds to operate the agency or department. But the Fed is self-funding, so it avoids that sort of routine oversight. The Journal op-ed makes the point that the regulators make more money than the bankers, though the "bankers" average includes lots of low-paid branch tellers and call center employees that drive down the averages, and at the high end the bankers probably do make more than the regulators, though not by much once you figure in the book deals, speaking fees and consulting contracts that the top regulators get once they leave office.