HSE Chief Paul Reid’s Significant Salary Revealed

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HSE CEO Paul Reid

The annual remuneration for the chief executive of the HSE, Paul Reid, last year increased to €420,103 according to Freedom of Information figures

Mr. Reid heads up the organisation employing more than 100,000 people.

The HSE CEO was the best paid non-medical member staff last year with basic pay of €370,136 and allowances of €49,966 which is a payment in lieu of pension contribution.

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FOI figures show that second best paid non-medical staff member received €188,829 with the third and fourth best paid each receiving just over €186,000.

Mr Reid’s basic pay of €370,000 is almost substantially higher than the current salary of €211,742 for the office of An Taoiseach Micheal Martin.

The top ten best paid non-medical staff in the HSE — mainly managers — last year shared an aggregate €2m in pay.

His appointment to the post was given the go-ahead by Cabinet in April 2019 on a salary of €350,000. He moved from his role as CEO of Fingal County Council where he enjoyed an annual salary of €165,320.