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Council Remuneration – how does Chestermere compare. Where does it “pay” to be on Town Council??

City or Town Population Mayor Salary Full/Part Time Councillor Salary Full/Part Time
Chestermere 15,762 $44,000 (current)

$60,000 (proposed)

Deputy Mayor

$27,000 (current)

$34,000(proposed)

Full Time $22,000 (current)

$29,000 (proposed)

Part Time
Calgary 1,096,833 $201,830 Full Time $111.066 Full Time
Airdrie 49,500 $85,000 Full Time $27,000 Part Time
Strathmore 12,352 $44,000 Part Time $24,000 Part Time
Cochrane 17,580 $66,690

*proposed increase to $80,510 was rejected Nov/12

Full Time $25,724

*proposed increase to $27,100 was rejected Nov/12

Part Time
Okotoks 24,511 $73,942 Full Time $38,213 Part Time
High River 12,920 $49,235 Part Time $25,022 Part Time
Canmore 12,288 $74,438 Full Time $22,592 Part Time
Banff 8,244 $77,000 Full Time $25,500 Part Time
Rockyview County 38,055 Reeve

$81,370

Deputy Reeve

$64,781

Full Time $60,236 Part Time
Fort McMurray 104,338(muni)

76,797(city)

$123,353 Full Time $32,328 Part Time

Provincial legislation mandates that the 1st 1/3 of these salaries is tax free. The totals also vary somewhat in benefits, if expenses are included, if per diem is paid, etc.