On 22 July 2020, the European Banking Authority published its report on benchmarking of remuneration practices in EU banks for the financial years 2017 and 2018 and high earners data for 2018. The data shows that in 2018, the number of high earners in EU banks receiving a remuneration of more than EUR 1 million increased slightly by 1.58%, from 4 861 in 2017 to 4,938 in 2018. Over a longer period of time, the number of high earners increased significantly (+44.09%), from 3,427 in 2010 to 4,938 in 2018. The average ratio of variable to fixed remuneration for all high earners in the EU/EEA increased over time from 127% in 2014 to 139% in 2018. The observed remuneration levels of high earners reached up to EUR 39 million.