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.