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City Council salaries and expenses


Councillor 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.


Title Salary
Mayor $161,308 (plus an annual supplement of $3,048)
Councillor $80,029 (plus an annual supplement of $3,048)
Acting mayor $1,075 per month served
Deputy mayor $2,957 per month served
Duty councillor $2,957 per month served

Salaries are set in the Mayor and Councillor Remuneration Bylaw PDF file (400 KB).

2015 retroactive pay

Title 2015 retroactive pay
Mayor Gregor Robertson $3,048
George Affleck $14,869
Elizabeth Ball $17,722
Adriane Carr $14,869
Melissa De Genova $14,869
Heather Deal $17,722
Kerry Jang $17,722
Raymond Louie $24,465
Geoff Meggs $17,722
Andrea Reimer $12,016
Tim Stevenson $14,869

These one-time retroactive payments are for the annual supplement, acting mayor and duty councillor as it relates to the year 2015.


Council expenses consist of two components:

  1. Annual local expense budget
  2. Annual travel and training expense budget

Local expense budget

The annual local expense budget is 10% of the Council 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

The 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

The current members of City Council submit annual financial disclosure statements each year on January 15 to comply with the BC Financial Disclosure Act.

To view a copy of an annual financial disclosure statement for a member of City Council, visit their webpage listed below.

Original signed annual financial disclosure statements are available for inspection at City Hall. Phone 3-1-1 for more information.

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Contact the City Clerk's Office

3rd Floor, City Hall
453 W 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

Fax: 604-873-7419


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