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How much mayors, their deputies and other councillors earn

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2016 | 12:40 PM

Most of the 228 municipal councillors in Jamaica are being sworn in today.

Their tasks involve deepening democracy at the community level and addressing issues relating to street lighting and parochial roads.

They are also responsible for maintaining order in the towns.

For all that and more, how much will they be paid?

Most councillors will earn about $114,604 per month before tax.

Here's a breakdown of the annual pay scale for mayors, deputy mayors and municipal councillors as of April 1, 2016.

Mayor (Kingston)
$3,127,710                       
$329,080 (housing allowance)

Mayor (Montego Bay)                                   
$2,833,629                       
$329,080 (housing allowance)

Mayor (other parish capitals)                   
$2,701,049                       
$329,080 (housing allowance)

Mayor, Portmore
$2,701,049                       
$329,080 (housing allowance)

Deputy mayor (Kingston)                           
$1,902,582 

Deputy mayor (Montego Bay)                   
$1,719,954

Deputy mayor (other parish capitals)     
$1,640,406             

Deputy mayor (Portmore)                           
$1,640,406

Parish councillors
$1,375,245

*Data from Ministry of Finance and the Public Service