Wall Street slashed bonuses by a whopping 17 percent last year, even as profits across the securities industry reached an all-time high, according to a new report.The average securities industry employee saw their bonus decline to $153,700, down more than $30,000 from last year’s average, according to New York state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s annual report.

The cuts come as Wall Street boasted its most profitable year ever in 2018, harvesting more than $100 billion in net income after the Trump administration slashed corporate taxes to 21 percent, down from about 35 percent.

“Despite a sharp decline in the financial markets in the fourth quarter of 2018, the securities industry still had a good year with increased profits and employment,” DiNapoli said in a statement.

The shrinkage follows a banner 2017 for Wall Street bonuses, which surged to an estimated total of $31.4 billion — the largest since 2007, the year before the financial industry nearly collapsed as mortgage investments soured.

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