Sask. MLAs, premier get 1.5% salary hike today
Automatic raises reflect inflation rate
Provincial politicians in Saskatchewan are getting a 1.5 per cent wage increase today, boosting the base pay for a member of the legislative assembly to about $95,000.
The 1.5 per cent hike, effective April 1, is the cost of living increase for the past year.
The annual increase is automatic under the rules of the legislature's board of internal economy.
The increase sets the base pay for an MLA at $94,668 a year, an increase of $1,399.
The Speaker, the leader of the Opposition and cabinet ministers all get a "top up" of $48,198 for a total salary of $142,866.
As of today, Premier Brad Wall makes $68,852 a year on top of his base salary for a total of $163,520.