Salaries paid to Kelowna's city staff

Salaries and expenses paid in 2012 for city workers will be outlined in a public presentation today, along with Kelowna's Annual Report.

A grand total of $59,097,062 was spent on the city's 2012 payroll.

Salaries for city councillors totalled $347,178 with an additional $24,025 in work related expenses. That number includes Mayor Walter Gray's annual salary of $93,351.

Some of the biggest paychecks went to:

City manager Ronald Mattiussi with $254,554

Design and construction services director William Berry with $126,899

Department fire chief Jason Brolund with $123,154

Deputy fire chief Louis Wilde with $126,112

Civic operations director Joe Creron with $144,363

Executive director of business development Jim Paterson with $167,547

Airport director Sam Samaddar with $156,268

Community services general manager John Vos with $188,868


Kelowna's firefighters also took up a big chunk of the city's payroll. Some of the fire department's highest paid employees include:

Platoon captain Dale Calhoun with $115,067

Platoon captain Timothy V Light with $115,847

Fire prevention officer Gregory Daft with $105,472

Training officer Kenneth Jacobson with $117,071

Captain John Kelly with $106,866

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call (250)718-0428.

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