TfL Salaries

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 26th February 2021.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

What is the total amount of money earned by TfL employees earning over £100,000, each year since 2015/16 up until 2019/20?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Before the pandemic, Transport for London (TfL) was already reducing its operating costs year on year and had placed constraints on pay and performance awards to executive and senior staff. The number of TfL staff on salaries of more than £100k has reduced since I became Mayor from 188 in 2016 to 156 in March 2020. A base pay freeze for the Commissioner, Managing Directors and Directors, implemented in 2016 for the duration of my Mayoral term, still remains in place. Payment of 2019-20 performance awards for Senior Managers, Directors, Chief Officers and the Commissioner have been deferred to June 2021 and no performance awards will be paid to this group of staff for 2020-21.

The total amount of money earned by TfL employees earning over £100,000 from 2015/16 - 2019/20 is shown in the table below. A breakdown has also been provided to show the number of employees receiving a base salary of £100k or more, a base salary between £80k and £100k, voluntary severance payments taking earnings over £100k and the level of overtime worked taking earnings of over £100k.

The total figures in the table below show the number of employees receiving total remuneration of over £100K and includes salaries, performance related pay, one-off severance payments and overtime earned by specialists working on major transport upgrades.

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

Base salary of £100k or more

182

189

169

171

178

Base salary between £80k and £100k

87

116

100

100

130

Voluntary severance payments taking earnings over £100k

70

122

224

117

82

Level of overtime worked taking earnings over £100k

63

88

71

80

131

Number of people

402

515

564

468

521

Total remuneration (£m)

48.7m

70.2m

78m

62.6m

68m