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.
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.