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199 City of Kamloops employees made more than $100K last year

City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin topped the salaries list again, this time making more than $300,000.
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Twenty-three more City of Kamloops employees earned more than $100,000 last year compared to 2020.

The City's statement of financial information report for 2021 details nearly the more than $66 million it paid to roughly 760 employees and elected officials last year. More than half — 387 — earned more than $75,000.

The City paid more than $24 million to employees that earn more than $100,000, which was up by 6 per cent compared to 2020.

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"The primary increase in remuneration is a result of the changes in activity level due to easing restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic," the report to council reads. "In 2021, recreation and Kamloops Fire Rescue operations began to expand compared to service levels in 2020, which resulted in increased labour costs in 2021."

The top earner was chief administrative officer David Trawin at $300,171 after benefits. That's up $7,000 from 2020.

The next was protective services director Byron McCorkell at $247,197, then corporate services director Jen Fretz at $217,635.

All local governments have until the end of June to list employees who earned $75,000 or more during the previous year.

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According to the report, 387 employees earned more than $75,000 and 199 of those earned more than $100,000.

Most of the City's highest earners are either non-union managers or firefighters, with 113 firefighters and 77 City management employees earning more than $100,000.

Much of the City's management staff earned more than Mayor Ken Christian, who took home $115,668 after benefits.

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All councillors earned $41,707 in 2021, except Sadie Hunter, who earned $40,152.

Councillors Arjun Singh and Mike O'Reilly are the only two who were paid out expenses. O'Reilly was paid $152 for expenses, while Singh was paid $1,523.

The full financial report can be read here.


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