(Bloomberg) -- Jefferies Group Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. led Wall Street’s largest securities firms in average compensation per employee at midyear, widening a lead over JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jefferies set aside $870 million in the first six months of its fiscal year, enough to pay its 3,809 employees an average of $228,407. Goldman Sachs set aside $225,789 for each of its 32,300 workers. Average pay for the 26,553 people in JPMorgan’s investment bank was $184,989, or at least 18% less than Jefferies’s and Goldman Sachs’s reported figures. It was 10% less than both in fiscal 2011.

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