Ferries salaries released

BC Ferries CEO David Hahn collected $984,000 in pay and bonuses in 2009

BC Ferries has released salary information on its senior staff.

BC Ferries has released salary information on its senior staff.

BC Ferries CEO David Hahn collected $984,000 in pay and bonuses in 2009

That was a slight decrease from last year because of a smaller bonus.

Hahn’s base salary is $510,000.

BC Ferries salary information was released this month in response to a Freedom of Information request.

Three other vice-presidents at the corporation have base salaries of at least $300,000 and, once bonuses and incentive plans are included, collected between $480,000 to $537,000 each in 2009.

The figures show ferry corporation executive pay levels climbed sharply after 2003, when the former Crown corporation was turned into a semi-private entity.

The province has moved to cap the salaries of new executives hired in future, but there are no provisions to reduce existing pay levels.