KAMLOOPS – The top seven managers at the City of Kamloops were paid more than $1.4 million last year.
Yearly remuneration and financial disclosures show those directors also received between five and 11 per cent raises between 2014 and 2016.
The highest earner is chief administrative officer David Trawin who brought in $266,220 in 2016. Six directors follow behind him closely, most of whom are near or over the $200,000 mark.
Each year, municipalities must disclose remuneration for every staffer who earned more than $75,000.
In 2016, the City of Kamloops paid those 284 employees $27,658,685.21. Of those, 81 were managers, 82 were part of the unionized workforce, 116 were firefighters and another five were fire department managers.
The City paid mayor and councillors more than $400,000 last year in remuneration and expenses. Mayor Peter Milobar led the group and was paid more than $107,000 in remuneration and expenses. Councillors make between $32,000 and $33,000. A portion of the remuneration the mayor and councillors receive is tax free.
The entire remaining staff — those remunerated at a rate below $75,000 per year — was paid a total $30,885,528.53. That’s a total of $58.9 million but it increases again when you include other benefits, bringing it to a grand total of $68.4 million.
Remuneration is made up of several factors including salary, bonuses and other taxable benefits like vehicle allowances.
If the trend continues, the numbers will keep climbing. When comparing remuneration from 2014 to 2016, the figures are up at least five per cent across the board for directors.
Here's what the City of Kamloops directors made in 2016:
• David Trawin - Chief Administrative Officer $266,220.45: up 8.41 per cent from 2014
• Byron McCorkell - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director $206,253.49: up 5.08 per cent from 2014
• David Duckworth - Corporate Services and Community Safety Director $204,773.22: up 7.79 per cent from 2014
• Marvin Kwiatkowski - Development and Engineering Services Director $198,307.84: up 8.05 per cent from 2014
• Jen Fretz - Public Works and Utilities Director $193,800.98: up 11.02 per cent from 2014
• Kathy Humphrey - Finance Director $185,250.92: data is not applicable because she started in 2015
• Lori Rilkoff - Human Resources Director - $152,565.24: up 7.37 per cent
To access the full City of Kamloops 2016 statement of financial information, click here.
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