Salaries and Benefits
Salaries and benefits for Members of Council and their office staff.
Member of Council salaries and benefits
Before the beginning of each term of Council, a study is conducted by an external consultant to determine an appropriate comparator group, from which salaries are calculated. For details of how salaries are determined, see the Municipal Code: Chapter 223, Remuneration for Council Members.
Salaries are fully taxable
|Extended Health||Employer 100%|
|Life Insurance||Employer 100% (2 times salary)|
|LTD||Employer 100% (75% of salary)|
|OMERS pension plan||Yes|
|Mileage||Current rate per kilometre is $0.54 up to 5,000 km annually and $0.48 thereafter|
|Severance is paid to Members of Council who die during term of office, retire, resign from office or who are not re-elected to office. Details are set out in the Municipal Code, Chapter 223.|
Councillor staff salary budget
Each Councillor is provided with an annual staff budget of $224,264.25, equivalent to the top of the salary range of an Executive Assistant, an Administrative Assistant and a Constituency Assistant. As 2014 is an election year, the budget is pro-rated to $204,501.50 for the period January 1 - November 30 and $19,762.75 for December 1 - 31, 2014.
Councillors can hire full-time or part-time staff from the following staff positions:
|Position||2014 salary||Hourly rate|
|Executive Assistant||$44,772.00 - $84,065.80||$24.60 - $46.19|
|Constituency Assistant||$36,836.80 - $69,669.60||$20.24 - $38.28|
|$36,836.80 - $69,669.60||$20.24 - $38.28|
|$28,173.60 - $52,889.20||$15.48 - $29.06|