One of the metropolitan cornerstones of Texas, Dallas holds the spot as the ninth-largest city in the United States.
Of those, one employee holds a unique privilege: receiving a larger salary than the president of the United States of America.
While Joe Biden collects $400,000 of taxpayer funds per year, Dallas’ city manager T.C. Broadnax receives even more. With a yearly salary of roughly $423,000, Broadnax is the highest-paid public official in Dallas.
The city employee with the next largest slice of the taxpayer pie is the city’s retirement fund manager, Cheryl Alston, who makes roughly $352,000 — nearly $70,000 less than Broadnax.
In comparison, Mayor Eric Johnson makes $80,000 a year, according to publicly available information retrieved by The Dallas Express.
Houston has roughly 1 million more residents than Dallas.
Broadnax’s annual salary was recently increased after a divided city council voted to give him a 3% raise. It had previously hovered around $411,000, as reported by The Dallas Express.
The city manager’s raise came as somewhat of a surprise, as Broadnax had reportedly been close to being fired during a disagreement with the city council over perceived failures in the permitting process and the loss of several terabytes of Dallas police department data.
The tensions between Broadnax and many city council members appear to have remained high, as the manager walked out of a committee meeting on November 15 while being addressed by District 12’s Cara Mendelsohn.
Additionally, Mayor Johnson called out Broadnax specifically for the City’s ongoing struggle with its building permitting process in his most recent State of the City address, as covered by The Dallas Express.