The biggest individual bonuses for executives rose to $30,000 each, up from $25,000. That came on top of compensation packages, including benefits, that in some cases already topped $300,000 a person.
In comparison, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s total compensation package in 2013 was $151,294 — less than half of some UTA executives — with no bonus included.
"The public’s perception of what goes on with UTA’s management salaries and bonuses definitely would be an impediment" to legislators allowing a UTA tax increase on the ballot, said Rep. Johnny Anderson, R-Taylorsville. This year, he sponsored and nearly passed HB388, which would have done just that.UTA doubled execs’ bonuses last year while seeking tax hike | The Salt Lake Tribune