A TOTAL of 13 staff at Hillingdon Council earn more than £100,000 - up from eight the previous year.
Research from the Taxpayers' Alliance has again shown the number of council staff on big salaries.
In the 2008-09 financial year, for which the most recent figures are available, five more council staff managed to earn six-figure sums compared to the year before.
The highest earner is chief executive Hugh Dunnachie , whose salary is £177,500. Prime Minister Gordon Brown earns only £15,000 more.
Featuring on the rich list for the first time are deputy directors of departments, who have been awarded pay rises of at least £5,000.
The deputy chief executive, Fran Beasley, earns £137,500. Just two years ago, the salary for her role was £100,000.
John O'Connell, policy analyst at the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: "Town
Hall bosses have had a very good recession at taxpayers' expense.
"More of them than ever are earning massive amounts and they even enjoyed a healthy pay rise while everyone else was suffering pay freezes, cuts or redundancies.
"It is unfair that these public servants have been having a whale of a time while the ordinary taxpayers who fund their generous deals have been struggling to survive the recession.
"Now that most councils are in financial trouble, these senior managers must take serious pay cuts to help make ends meet."
Hillingdon Council has recently introduced a Business Improvement Delivery programme to cut costs, with redundancies likely.
An inspection of Hillingdon Council's annual budget shows the job losses are likely to be among lower paid workers, rather than the big earners.
Hillingdon Council said: "In these tough economic times, it is only right that everyone gets to see how much is paid to the people who help deliver local services, which is why we published our directors' salaries in our council magazine at the end of last year.
"These figures represent less than 0.5 per cent of the total workforce at this council, and these staff are responsible for managing the delivery of around 800 services, including education, elderly social care and highways maintenance.
"They also manage a turnover of more than £1billion a year, numerous facilities including parks, libraries and leisure centres, and 3,500 council staff.
"Of all the London boroughs last year, we made the greatest proportion of efficiency savings and always strive to deliver good value for money for residents."
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