TOP 10: Central Government

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1. Sir Jock Stirrup £288,700 Chief of the Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence

2. David Nicholson £278,800 NHS Chief Executive, Department of Health

3. John Fingleton £277,500 Chief Executive, Office of Fair Trading

4. Clare Chapmam £267,500 Director-General of Workforce, Department of Health

5. Andrew Stafford £264,510 Chief Executive Officer, Royal Mint

6. Joe Harley £262,500 IT Director & Information Officer, Department of Work and Pensions

7. Gus O’Donnell, £253,500 Cabinet Secretary & Head of Home Civil Service, Cabinet Office

8. Patrick Crawford £232,500 Chief Executive Office, Export Credits Guarantee Department

9. Stephen Laws £227,500 First Parliamentary Counsel, Cabinet Office

10. Jeremy Beeton £227,500 Director General, Government Olympic Executive, Department for Culture, Media & Sport

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