Sheffield Council supremo John Mothersole took a 10 per cent pay cut but still earned £175,359 last year.
With a further £34,149 of pension contributions, the council chief executive’s total remuneration was £209,508 in 2011-12.
His total figure was down from £217,814 in 2010-11
Meanwhile, Lee Adams, outgoing deputy chief executive, received £98,576 plus a £57,785 redundancy pay-off in 2011-12.
The same year, four other senior directors received wages between £123,000 and £141,000, up slightly on 2010-11. Two other officials were on £107,500 and £122,500 in 2011-12.
Martin Kimber, Rotherham Council’s chief executive, was paid £154,480 in 2011-12, and six other staff had pay and pensions over £100,000.
Barnsley Council’s chief executive – then Phil Coppard – received £133,000, and six more staff were also on more than £100,000.
The figures were revealed by the Taxpayers’ Alliance.