July 22, 2014 7:55 pm

City of Saskatoon releases 2013 civic salaries

The City of Saskatoon’s top-earning employee made over $218,000 in 2013.

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SASKATOON – Saskatoon residents can see where some of their tax dollars are going as the city released its public accounts report for 2013, which documents payroll.

The City of Saskatoon paid over $200 million to its employees last year.

City manager Murray Totland was the highest paid employee, earning just over $271,000.

Police Chief Clive Weighill ranked second, making around $218,000.

Both salaries were well over Mayor Don Atchison’s paycheck, which came to approximately $119,000 in 2013.

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Overall, 27 employees earned over $150,000 as an annual salary. Of the group, two were deputy police chiefs, five were general managers and eight held the title ‘inspector’.

City council accounted for roughly $657,000 in payroll, with each councillor earning nearly $54,000.

Roughly 390 employees took home more than $100,000 last year. This list includes 14 power line technicians, two superintendents and the Circle Drive South project manager.

The report only accounts for those who earned over $50,000 during the 2013 calendar year.

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