City Council salaries and expenses
Council member salaries
Councillors' salaries are based on the average earning of Vancouver residents who are employed full-time, using census data for Vancouver. Salaries are adjusted annually and on the interim census years. All of this salary is taxable.
Council members are paid (2013 rates):
Mayor: $149,503 per year
Councillor: $65,860 per year
Deputy Mayor: $2,741 per month served
Council expenses consist of two components:
- A local expense budget
- An annual travel and training expense budget
Local expense budget
An annual local expense budget is 10% of the member’s salary, for expenses incurred in the Lower Mainland while representing the City of Vancouver. This budget can be used to pay for parking, transportation, business meetings, community events, and memberships.
Travel and training expense budget
An annual travel and training expense budget enables Council members to attend meetings, events, and conferences outside the Lower Mainland. Council members must obtain Council approval to attend these events and have the travel expenses covered by the travel and training budget.
Track Council expenses using Open Data
Datasets are updated quarterly, and available in CSV, XLS, and XML formats.
Financial disclosure statements
Annual Financial Disclosure Statements are submitted each year on January 15 by the incumbent Mayor and councillors in accordance with the BC Financial Disclosure Act.
Council member's financial disclosure statement
You can find a link to a PDF of a council member’s Financial Disclosure Statement on the Council member’s web page.
The original signed documents are available for inspection at City Hall. Call 3-1-1 for more information.