Eight officers at Calderdale Council are earning more than £100,000 a year according to figures from The Taxpayers’ Alliance.
The group obtained the figures for 2011/2012 which show former Calderdale Council chief executive Owen Williams picked up a salary of £147,000 topped up with pension contributions of £23,000 and an additional £1,000 payment.
This brought his total remuneration to £171,000 before he left the post for a position at NHS Calderdale.
The total number of officers earning top bucks has dropped from nine in 2010/2011.
According to the figures Director of Economy and Environment Ian Gray earned £122,000 with £19,000 in pension contributions from the council.
While Director of Communities Robin Tuddenham picked up £112,000 with £17,000 pension contributions.
Director of Children and Young People’s Services earned £99,000 boosted by pension payments to £114,000 and the Head of finance earned £92,000 but his pension contributions meant a total of £106,000.
One unnamed position earned £137,500 while two others picked up pay cheques of £102,500.
The Director of Adults, Health and Social Care role was the lowest paid of the executives with a basic salary of £42,000 reaching £48,000 with pension paymentsaccording to the survey which was published today.
Estimates suggest Prime Minister David Cameron has a salary of £142,000.