THE highest paid Barnsley Council employee gets paid almost ten times as much as the lowest paid, new figures have revealed.

A report, which will be discussed at cabinet next week, shows the lowest pay point in the council equates to an annual salary of £20,441 - an hourly rate of pay of £10.60.

Whilst the highest paid receives just over nine times that.

The report said: “The highest paid salary in this council is currently £184,884 which is paid to the chief executive.

“The median average salary in this council (not including schools) is £30,151.

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“The authority is conscious of the need to ensure that the salary of the highest paid employee is not excessive and is consistent with the needs of the council.”