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How much elected members get paid

​Mayor

Time commitment

Full time, with a significant professional and personal commitment, including after hours and weekends.

Proposed annual pay

$296,000 (effective from the day after the official election result is declared).

 

Deputy mayor

Time commitment

Full time - 40 hours or more a week.

Proposed annual pay

To be decided by the newly elected Governing Body following the election. 

 

Councillors

Time commitment

Full time - 40 hours or more a week.

Proposed annual pay

$106,306 base remuneration (effective from the day after the official election result is declared).

 

Local board members

Time commitment

Part time - 12-24 hours a week.

Proposed annual pay

$28,000 to $49,500 (effective from the day after the official election result is declared).

 

Local board chair

Time commitment

Full time - 40 hours per week.

Proposed annual pay

$57,000 to $99,000 (effective from the day after the official election result is declared).

 

Local board deputy chair

Time commitment

 Part time - 20-30 hours per week.

Proposed annual pay

$34,200 to $59,400 (effective from the day after the official election result is declared).

See About local boards for more information.

 

Licencing Trust member

Time commitment

3-10 hours per month.

Pay

$200-$1020 per month.

You should know

Remuneration for elected members is set by the independent Remuneration Authority and varies according to the size of the area they represent, and their role.
 
Each year in June, the Remuneration Authority makes a new determination that sets the remuneration for the next year.
 
The figures included on this page are based on the 2021 determination and may therefore change after the June 2022 determination comes into force.
 
See Elected members' remuneration for more information.

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