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Perhaps the numbers will drop now that the B.C. government plans to freeze financial compensation for Crown corporations.
But several high-level public-sector executives earned more than $450,000 last year.
Once again, the highest paid was University of BC president Stephen Toope, who earned $581,000 in 2011.
But if you factor in severance, the former director of corporate finance at the BC Securities Commission was paid even more: Martin D.C. Eady pocketed nearly $647,000 including almost $400,000 in severance.
The soon-to-be former head of the BC Pavilion Corporation, Warren Buckley, took home $565,000 last year.
Other top earners include Worksafe BC CEO David Anderson at $466,000 and BC Lotteries boss Michael Graydon at $461,000.
A complete rundown of all Crown corporation executives is available on the B.C. government's website: www.fin.gov.bc.ca/psec/disclosure/disclosure11-12.htm#crowns