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Highest Salaries in many Professions

Icelandic business magazine Frjáls verslun (Iceland Review’s sister publication) has just published its annual issue with salaries of 2.400 Icelanders. One of the world’s richest men, Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson, came in number 167 on the list of bankers and bank managers. The highest paid in each group are as follows:

Name
Salary/year

1. CEOs
USD

Sigurður Helgason, former CEO of Icelandair
1.948.866

2. Financial institutions

Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson, CEO. Kauthing Bank
3.717.113

3. Miscellaneous

Stefán Ákason, businessman.
745.072

4. Middle management

Jón Sigurðsson, frkvstj. financial dir. of FL-Group
2.435.794

5. Politicians

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
283.052

6. Municipal Government

Gunnar Ingi Birgisson, mayor of . Kópavogur, former member of Althingi (Parliament).
243.794

7. Special Interest groups

Sveinn Hannesson, CEO. Industry Association
327.093

8. Government

Páll Gunnar Pálsson, Head of Competition Authority
196.454

9. Solicitors

Sigurður G. Guðjónsson, solicitor and publisher of daily newspaper Bladid
246.103

10. CPAs

Jón Þór Hallsson, CPA. Akran.
619.381

11. Physicians

Júlíus Valsson,
389.113

12. Dentists

Guðrún Ólafsdóttir,
233.897

13. Pilots

Hilmar Baldursson, Chief Pilot., Icelandair
253.361

14. Engineers

Björn Ingi Sveinsson, eng..
280.082

15. Priests

Hjálmar Jónsson, Reykjavík
141.031

16. Advertising

Sverrir Björnsson, manager of design. Hvíta húsinu
189.691

17. Artists

Jakob Frímann Magnússon, musicians.
226.639

18. Sports

Eggert Á. Magnússon, Chairman of Icelandic football Fed.
144.000

19. Media

Styrmir Gunnarsson, editor. Morgunbladid
269.856

20. Education

Ólafur Ísleifsson, lektor HR
410.062

21. Sailors

Guðmundur Jónsson, captain. Baldvin Thorsteinsson., Akureyri
299.711

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