The were 55 District of Mission staffers who earned more than $75

The were 55 District of Mission staffers who earned more than $75

Mission’s top earners list dips slightly

The district released its 2015 statement of financial information report, which include a list of employees earning more than $75,000.

The were 55 District of Mission staffers who earned more than $75,000 in 2015, down from the 57 who reached that mark in 2014.

In 2013, only 44 staff members earned more than $75,000.

The district released its 2015 statement of financial information report last week, which is required under provincial law to include a list of employees earning more than $75,000.

The were 27 staff members making more than $100,000 in 2015, compared to 25 in 2014.

The city’s highest earner in 2015 was Tracy Kyle, director of engineering and public works, who earned $164,874.

The next highest earner last year was director of development services Mike Younie ($154,566), followed by manager of finance Kris Boland ($145,298), director of forest management Robert O’Neal ($140,222) and firefighter Mark Goddard ($138,934).

Ten staff members on the list were Mission Fire Rescue Service employees.

Mayor Randy Hawes was paid $70,789 plus $7,590 in expenses for a total of $78,379 in 2015.

Each of the six councillors was paid $27,932 plus expenses last year. Carol Hamilton had $5,216 in expenses, bringing her total to $33,148; Jim Hinds had $5,032 in expenses ($32,964 total), followed by Rhett Nicholson ($4,908 in expenses, $32,840 total), Pam Alexis ($4,811 in expenses, $32,743 total), Danny Plecas ($4,527 in expenses, $32,459 total) and Jenny Stevens ($1,401 in expenses, $29,333 total).

All renumeration figures were rounded to the nearest dollar.

The district spent about $16.6 million on remuneration for all of its staff and elected officials in 2015, an increase of about $800,000 from 2014’s total of $15.8 million.