BRA raises pay for first time in 5 years The Boston Redevelopment Authority has increased many on its employees’ salaries for the first time in 5 years.
All except for top earners within the organization received a 3% increase relative to 2012 salaries.
Spokeswoman of the BRA Susan Elsebree said, “This was the right time financially to give a cost of living increase.”
This marks the first time employees in the agency have received a pay raise since 2008. In fact, in 2009 the BRA slashed salaries and cut 24 jobs to address budget constraints. Those salaries were then restored to their original levels in 2011 when revenues increased.
The 3% increase has pushed 8 employees to join a group of 34 employees who earn over $100,000 a year. Only the 9 most senior staff members, all of which earn over $100,000 per year, did not receive wage increases.