Mayor Michelle Wu on Monday proposed a lift in pay for her workplace, town council and high officers throughout metropolis corridor.
The bump would put an additional $23,000 within the mayor’s pocket after the subsequent election, climbing pay within the nook workplace from $207,000 to $230,000.
“Any changes to the salary range of elected officials will not take effect until after the next relevant election,” Wu acknowledged in a letter saying the proposal, which is now earlier than town council and listed on its agenda Wednesday.
Because of the pandemic and a number of mayoral elections, the final set of raises for metropolis brass have been carried out underneath Mayor Marty Walsh in 2018.
Wu mentioned the raises have been primarily based on an evaluation of pay at different cities throughout high jobs.
City Councilor Ed Flynn welcomed the proposal, citing the price of residing amongst different elements.
“With a significantly increased cost of living, it is reasonable for municipalities to conduct an extensive analysis of the salaries for their elected officials and cabinet chiefs in comparison to similar cities,” Flynn mentioned in an announcement. “It’s prudent for the City of Boston to conduct this review in an effort to both retain and attract talented employees in what is an extremely competitive job market.”
City councilors’ salaries would soar from $103,500 to $115,000, additionally outpacing common metropolis and state legislator wages, based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The proposed mayor’s wage in Boston is greater than the practically $100,000 nationwide common, estimated by ZipRecruiter, however decrease than many cities with comparably excessive cost-of-living like San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.
The metropolis’s highest-paid management — the director of administrative providers, police commissioner and hearth commissioner — would probably see the most important raises, with a earlier wage vary of $200,000 to $250,000, leaping to a brand new wage vary of $260,000 to $325,000.
If handed by the City Council, the mayoral and metropolis council wage will increase would go into impact after the subsequent election. Increases for appointed and different high officers would take impact instantly.
The proposal is predicated on suggestions from Deloitte Consulting, which analyzed aggressive benchmark salaries for the positions. The suggestions have been reviewed by the mayor’s Compensation Advisory Board in July.