Council Salaries

Councillor Salaries

The following salaries set as per Policy 803 (Elected Officials Remuneration and Expenses).

These rates were recommended in 2015 by a public advisory committee (comprised of residents who are independent of Council and Administration) who examined Council's remuneration and compared it to similar sized municipalities.
Councillor Current Salary  Salary as of November 1**
Mayor* $65,000  $65,822
Deputy Mayor $35,530  $36,302
Councillors $30,530  $32,911

Click here to access previous year audited financial statements which includes salaries, benefits and allowances for Councillors.

*Note: The Mayor, as vice-chair of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) Board typically receives up to approximately $10,000 per year in honorariums. The City receives this payment directly, at the request and donation of the current Mayor, to offset training costs for Council members.

**The salaries starting November 1 were approved by Council Policy 835 being the Elected Officials Remuneration, Benefits & Expenses Policy. Please also note that Elected Officials are eligible for benefits per the Policy (with the City Employees’ Benefit Plan, they are subject to the same terms and benefits such as a three month waiting period.  They are not eligible for LAPP but RRSP contributions).

Neither the Mayor nor Councillors receive any other honorariums for attending committee or board meetings.