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Council raises top managers' salaries in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Council agreed to salary increases of just under 3 percent for City Manager Jim Couch; Kenneth Jordan, the city attorney; and Jim Williamson, the city auditor.

Williamson's new annual salary is $153,970, Jordan will earn $188,920, and Couch will earn $251,860.

Couch was Utilities director and MAPS program manager before being named city manager 18 years ago. 

He oversees a budget of nearly $1.4 billion and more than 4,000 employees.

The council also ratified a new one-year contract with International Association of Fire Fighters Local 157 last week.

The agreement includes an increase from $12,900 to $14,700 per employee for benefits for those who enroll in the IAFF’s health, dental and life insurance plans.

The council earlier approved 2 percent raises for employees not represented by union contracts and for members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Police received 3.3 percent salary hikes.

Agreements are retroactive to July 1, 2017.



William Crum

OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman. Read more ›