Wednesday, December 15, 2010
BTU Releases Salary Information
BTU Managers' Salaries Are Average or Below Average for Similar Positions in the Industry
December 14, 2010 - Acting on the recommendations of the Board of Directors of BTU, the City Council amended the Resolution restricting the release of competitive information concerning electric utility operations. In response, the salaries of Bryan Texas Utilities' managers were made public today. Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski explained, "After considerable review of the electric industry and the City's ordinances and policies, and after gaining a better understanding of the original intent of the resolution that made BTU salaries confidential - which dates back to 1999 - the Bryan City Council changed a decade old policy to better reflect current standards and expectations. Today's Council action brings increased transparency to local government, and represents this Council's sentiments and understanding of the electric industry."
BTU General Manager, Dan Wilkerson's total compensation is $245,588.00 with a base salary of $175,600.00 and incentives totaling $69,988.00. The Group Managers' total compensation ranged from $156,401.19 to $169,618.93. The Division Managers' total compensation went from $80,000 to $128,499.76. A salary study was conducted by T. R. Edgar & Associates, a well-respected national compensation consulting firm, to determine the average salaries and incentive pay for all management level employees. The results of the study show that BTU's salaries and incentive pay are below the averages in the industry for similarly-sized utilities.
Since 1909, when Bryan Power Company was created to serve the City of Bryan’s utility needs, Bryan Texas Utilities, now known as BTU, has generated and transmitted reliable and affordable energy to the community. BTU is a consumer owned electric utility serving customers in Brazos, Burleson and Robertson counties in central Texas. Currently, BTU generates electricity at its Dansby power plant, located north of Bryan and the Atkins plant near downtown Bryan. BTU is also a partner with the cities of Denton, Garland and Greenville, Texas in the Texas Municipal Power Agency, which owns the Gibbons Creek generating station in Carlos, Texas. BTU prides itself on superior customer service while keeping energy prices low. BTU is accessible on the web at www.BTUtilities.com.
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