Salaries for City of Vancouver employees cost taxpayers nearly $500 million last year.
The figures, included in the annual Statement of Financial Information, shows the city paid staff a total of $498.4 million in 2017.
Nineteen senior bureaucrats at the city made more than $200,000 last year, up from 16 in 2016.
Topping the list was city manager Sadhu Johnston, who netted nearly $338,000.
Johnston’s salary increased from $328,000 in 2016.
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Park Board general manager Malcolm Bromley made $284,000.
The number of employees earning $100,000 climbed to 1,309, up from 914 in 2016.
The report also shows city staff racked up just over $1.5 million in expenses in 2017.