Overall UFV payroll doesn’t budge

President and provost see modest pay bumps from previous year

Mark Evered

The University of the Fraser Valley’s payroll barely budged last year, increasing just a tenth of a per cent over the previous year, according to the Statement of Financial Information for the last fiscal year, which ended in March 2016.

The university spent $73.4 million on salaries last year, up fractionally from 2014-15, when UFV paid out $73.3 million to employees.

Of that money, just over half – $37.3 million – went to those earning over $75,000. A total of $32.6 million went towards those employees earning less than $75,000, and the rest went towards employment insurance and Canadian Pension Plan contributions.

UFV president Mark Evered was again the highest paid employee, banking $210,028 in the 2015-16 fiscal year, up from $203,422 the previous year. He also recorded $17,427 in expenses.

Provost and vice-president of academic Eric Davis came closely behind, earning $196,214, up from $190,210 the previous year. He recorded $9,458 in expenses. They were followed by several others – mainly vice-presidents, and department heads – who earned just under $170,000.

By comparison, Simon Fraser University president Andrew Petter earned just under $400,000 last year and recorded $93,266 in expenses.