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Elected members' remuneration

Remuneration Authority determinations

The Remuneration Authority issues a determination for the remuneration of elected members each year at 30 June.

Annual remuneration of elected members

Elected members are classified as self employed and are paid an annual salary.

There are different levels of remuneration depending on the specific roles and responsibilities of elected members.

Annual salary rates for 2022/2023

Mayor $296,000
​Deputy mayor ​$167,900
Chair of committee of the whole (4) $140,857
Deputy chair of committee of the whole (4) $127,240
Chair of Regulatory Committee $140,857
Chair of other committee (2) $124,970
Deputy chair of other committee (5) $119,297
Council-controlled organisation liaison counsellor (2) $124,970
Portfolio Lead $114,758
​Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)​$107,794
Albert-Eden Local Board chairperson $93,744
​Albert-Eden Local Board deputy chairperson $56,247
Albert-Eden Local Board member $46,872
​Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board chairperson ​$58,559
Aotea / ​Great Barrier Local Board deputy chairperson ​$35,135
​Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board member $​29,279
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chairperson $87,052
​Devonport-Takapuna Local Board deputy chairperson ​$52,231
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board member $43,526
Franklin Local Board chairperson $92,021
​Franklin Local Board deputy chairperson ​$55,212
Franklin Local Board member $46,010
Henderson-Massey Local Board chairperson $100,944
​Henderson-Massey Local Board deputy chairperson ​$60,566
Henderson-Massey Local Board member $50,472
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board chairperson $92,629
​Hibiscus and Bays Local Board deputy chairperson $55,577
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board member $46,314
​Howick Local Board chairperson ​$99,856
​Howick Local Board deputy chairperson ​$59,913
Howick Local Board member $49,928
Kaipātiki Local Board chairperson $91,818
​Kaipātiki Local Board deputy chairperson ​$55,091
Kaipātiki Local Board member $45,909
​Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board chairperson ​$101,147
​Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board deputy chairperson $60,688
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board member $50,573
Manurewa Local Board chairperson $100,335
​Manurewa Local Board deputy chairperson ​$60,201
Manurewa Local Board member $50,168
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board chairperson $95,975
​Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board deputy chairperson ​$57,585
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board member $47,988
Ōrākei Local Board chairperson $90,195
​Ōrākei Local Board deputy chairperson ​$54,117
Ōrākei Local Board member $45,098
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board chairperson $100,437
​Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board deputy chairperson ​$60,262
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board member $50,218
Papakura Local Board chairperson $93,846
​Papakura Local Board deputy chairperson ​$56,307
Papakura Local Board member $46,923
Puketāpapa Local Board chairperson $91,108
​Puketāpapa Local Board deputy chairperson ​$54,665
Puketāpapa Local Board member $45,554
Rodney Local Board chairperson $88,979
​Rodney Local Board deputy chairperson ​$53,387
Rodney Local Board member $44,489
Upper Harbour Local Board chairperson $87,458
​Upper Harbour Local Board deputy chairperson ​$52,475
Upper Harbour Local Board member $43,729
Waiheke Local Board chairperson $70,422
​Waiheke Local Board deputy chairperson ​$42,253
​Waiheke Local Board member ​$35,211
Waitākere Ranges Local Board chairperson $88,573
​Waitākere Ranges Local Board deputy chairperson ​$53,144
Waitākere Ranges Local Board member $44,286
Waitematā Local Board chairperson $98,713
​Waitematā Local Board deputy chairperson $59,228
Waitematā Local Board member $49,356
Whau Local Board chairperson $93,035
​Whau Local Board deputy chairperson ​$55,821
Whau Local Board member $46,517

Resource Management Act hearings

An elected member who acts as the chairperson of a resource consent hearing meeting is paid $116 per hour.

An elected member who acts as a member of a resource consent hearing meeting is paid $93 per hour.

If a hearing lasts less than one hour, the fee is apportioned accordingly.

Elected members' expense policy

Elected members may incur expenses while on council business, for which they can be reimbursed.

The Remuneration Authority sets the allowances and expenses which may be reimbursed.

Other entitlements are outlined in the The Elected Members' Expense Policy, which is approved by the Remuneration Authority.

Elected members' travel for Auckland Council business is booked and paid for by Auckland Council and is not reimbursed to elected members.

​Elected members' expenses

Council term October 2016 - 2021

Expenses for January - March 2022

Expenses for October - December 2021

Expenses for July - September 2021

Expenses for April - June 2021

Expenses for January - March 2021

​Expenses for October-December 2020

​Expenses for July - September 2020

​Expenses for April - June 2020

​Expenses for January - March 2020

​Expenses for October - December 2019

​Expenses for July-September 2019

​Expenses for April-June 2019

​Expenses for January-March 2019

​Expenses for October-December 2018

​Expenses for July-September 2018

​Expenses for April-June 2018

​Expenses for January-March 2018

​Expenses for October-December 2017

​Expenses for July-September 2017

​Expenses for April-June 2017

​Expenses for January-March 2017

​Expenses for October-December 2016

​Council term October 2013 - 2016

Expenses for July-October 2016

Expenses for January-June 2016

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