Birmingham City Council paid 10 staff more than £100,000 a year basic salary in the last financial year despite massive cuts which have seen thousands of jobs go.
The council revealed the current picture after a TaxPayers' Alliance survey claimed that 20 staff were on the 'Town Hall Rich List' of £100,000 earners in the 2012/13 financial period.
But that survey, which covered figures up to March 2013 and included redundancy pay, travel allowances and employees pensions.
With those extras included in the overall remuneration package, there 18 staff earning more than £100,000 in 2013/14.
Last year, a management restructure also saw the top tier of strategic directors reduced from five to three - they earn between £140,000 and £160,000 basic pay.
Meanwhile, the new chief executive Mark Rogers, who arrived in March, has a basic pay of £180,000 for running Europe's largest local authority - £25,000 less than his predecessor Stephen Hughes.
The TaxPayers' Alliance pressure group's survey found that in 2012/13 a total of 2,181 town hall workers in the UK were in the £100,000 plus income bracket.
Nearby Staffordshire County Council, whose outgoing chief executive earns £195,000, has 28 people on £100,000 plus in 2012/13 according to the survey, while the former chief executive of Herefordshire County Council Chris Bull, who left in 2012, took £281,000 in his final year including his pay off.
In Birmingham, there are 10 officers whose basic pay is £100,000 plus but there is also a whole cohort of approximately 45 staff, at assistant director and similar levels, whose pay brackets are between £72,000 and £99,000.
A Birmingham City Council spokesman said: "The figures being quoted by the TaxPayers' Alliance include not only basic salary but also redundancy pay, performance-related bonuses and allowances for the employees involved.
"They also reflect the position of the council before its recent senior management reorganisation which has seen the number of strategic directors reduce from five to three, achieving significant savings for the council at a time of reduced budgets.
"The draft accounts for 2013/14 show that the number of directly employed council workers in receipt of remuneration over £100,000 has dropped to just 18 out of an overall workforce of more than 13,000 employees."
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