More Port Moody employees earning more than $75,000

The number of city of Port Moody employees who earned more than $75,000 last year increased by almost 20% from 2018, according to its statement of financial information to be presented to council on Tuesday.

Still, the city’s overall payroll only went up by 6% to $25,076,713 from $23,641,975 in 2018. 

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A total of 145 employees earned more than $75,000, compared to 121 the year before. Of those, 71 earned more than $100,000, up four from 2018.

City manager Tim Savoie was Port Moody’s highest paid employee. He earned $232,312 in salary, tax benefits, payouts and expenses in 2019, which was actually slightly less than the $234,714 he was paid in 2018.

Mayor Rob Vagramov earned $105,563, comprised of a base salary of $79,172 and a tax-free allowance of $26,391. He also received $3,316 for expenses and $994 in taxable benefits.

Approximately $26,000 of Vagramov’s pay was earned while he was on paid leave from March 29 to June 24 as he faced a charge of sexual assault for an incident that is alleged to have occurred in Coquitlam in Oct., 2015. He then went on unpaid leave and, after a brief return to his job, he resumed his leave beginning Oct. 18 until his case was resolved.

Vagramov returned to work Nov. 18, five days after the charge against him was stayed in B.C. Provincial Court following his completion of an “alternative measures” program.

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