While there were fewer people at the City of Burnaby making more than $100,000 in total last year, the amount of those making $150,000 or more went up from nine to 15.
In all, 106 city staff members made more than $100,000 in 2011, down from 110 in 2010. In 2009, 73 staff members made the list.
The city manager, Bob Moncur, topped the list of City of Burnaby salaries for 2011 at $234,381.84. He also claimed $162.40 for expenses.
The city recently released its annual report detailing staff salaries and claimed expenses.
By law, the city must publish details of the salary paid to each employee earning more than $75,000, as well as expenses, and a total of salaries paid to all other employees earning under $75,000.
In all, the $75,000-plus club is comprised of 496 city employees.
The other top five paid employees include:
- Chad Turpin, one of the city's two deputy city managers, who made $200,963.27 and claimed no expenses;
- Lambert Chu, the director of engineering, who made $187,749.76 and claimed $1,835.27 in expenses;
- Denise Jorgenson, the director of finance, who made $182,088.09 and claimed $6,682.14 in expenses;
- Rick Earle, the city's second deputy city manager who is retiring at the end of May. He made $178,630.06 and claimed $1,221.29 in expenses;
Other staff members who made more than $150,000 included:
- Basil Luksun, the city's director of planning and building, who is also retiring at the end of May. He made $178,267.49 and claimed $3,802.64 in expenses;
- Fire Chief Bob Cook, who retired in 2011 and made $151,053.25 for the year, claiming $22.40 in expenses;
- Dave Ellenwood, the director of parks, recreation and cultural services, who made $169,685.82 and claimed $2,180.21 in expenses;
- Brian Sameshima, the city's chief information officer, who made $162,406.92 and claimed $80 in expenses;
- And Maurice Schmidt, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) program manager, who made $162,287.20 and claimed no expenses.
The total amount for staff salaries over $75,000 paid out by the city in 2011 came to $46.12 million, with staff claiming $345,089 in expenses.
All staff salaries under $75,000 came to a total of $80.73 million, plus $189,583 for expenses.
According to the report, there were no severance agreements for 2011.
Members of the public can pick up a copy of the remuneration and expense report for 2011 at city hall.