Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Jo White's annual salary is $165,300, far below the base compensation of any of the top-paid, full-time officials of 21 self-regulatory, industry, government, and other municipal securities-related groups, most of which the SEC either oversees or have members the commission regulates or protects.

According to The Bond Buyer's annual salary survey, the base salaries for the officials of the 21 nonprofit groups in this year's survey ranged from $2.51 million for the fiscal year ending Oct. 31, 2012, for Tim Ryan, president and chief executive officer of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, to $207,083 in 2012 for Bill Daly, director of governmental affairs for the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

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