JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Who doesn’t want to be a mayor-level regional head? In a number of regions, the competition for this position is quite fierce in every regional head election or Pilkada.
In the past, the mayor was elected by the DPRD, but following the post-reform policies and regional autonomy, the regional head was directly elected by the people every five years.
Call it the Solo Pilkada contest, one of which is the candidate Gibran Rakabuming Raka, son of the incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). The Solo Pilkada has become one of the most popular pilwalkot contestants in the public eye lately.
As a position that is contested by many people, then how much is the salary of a mayor?
Mayor’s salary regulated in Government Regulation (PP) Number 59 of 2000 concerning Financial / Administrative Rights of Regional Heads / Deputy Regional Heads / and Former Regional Heads / Former Deputy Regional Heads and their Widows / Dudas.
Until now, there has been no change to the PP which regulates the salaries of regional heads at the district / city level. The PP is a revision of PP No. 9/1980.
This means, since the era of President Abdrurrahman Wahid, there has been no increase the principal salary of the district head. It is stated in the PP, the basic salary of a mayor level regional head is set at Rp 2.1 million per month.
Meanwhile, the basic salary of a deputy mayor is set at Rp. 1.8 million per month. Although it is relatively small for the basic salary of a regional head, the mayor still receives a number of allowances that are above his basic salary.
“Besides the basic salary of the District Head and the Deputy Head of Region as referred to in paragraph (1), shall be given departmental benefits and other benefits in accordance with applicable laws and regulations for Civil Servants unless otherwise specified by law,“sound Article 4 paragraph (2) PP Number 59 of 2000.
One form of allowance received by mayoral level officials is the position allowance regulated in Presidential Decree Number 68 of 2001 concerning Departmental Allowances For Certain State Offices.
The amount of the mayor’s office allowance is IDR 3.78 million per month. Meanwhile, the position allowance for the deputy mayor is set at IDR 3.24 million per month.
Other benefits received by a mayor include rice allowance, child allowance, wife allowance, BPJS Health allowance, and BPJS Employment allowance.
However, apart from allowances, regional heads also receive monthly operational support costs.
However, you need to know, this allowance is a fund allocated from APBD to support the mayor’s operational activities.
This operational allowance is regulated in Government Regulation Number 109 of 2000 concerning the Financial Position of Regional Heads and Deputy Regional Heads.
The amount of operational support for the mayor is determined based on the classification of Regional Original Income (PAD) as follows:
- PAD up to Rp. 5 billion operational allowances for a minimum of Rp 125 million and a maximum of 3 percent of PAD
- PAD of IDR 5 billion to 10 billion, the operational allowance is at least IDR 150 million and a maximum of 2 percent of PAD
- PAD is IDR 10 billion to 20 billion, then the operational allowance is at least IDR 250 million and a maximum of 1.5 percent of PAD
- PAD is Rp. 20 billion to 50 billion, then the operational allowance is at least Rp. 300 million and a maximum of 0.8 percent of PAD
- PAD of Rp. 50 billion to 150 billion, then operational allowances of at least Rp. 400 million and a maximum of 0.4 percent of PAD
- PAD is above IDR 150 billion, then the operational allowance is at least IDR 600 million and a maximum of 0.15 percent of PAD
Take, for example, the city of Solo or Surakarta has PAD in 2019 of around Rp. 2 trillion or to be precise Rp. 2,012,861,148,959. This means that the operational funds of the mayor of Solo are at least Rp. 600 million and a maximum of Rp. 3 billion.