LAUNCESTON Mayor Albert van Zetten will pocket another $110,297 through the 12-month deferral of this year's scheduled local government elections.
Deputy Mayor Jeremy Ball will also see out another year on his $51,865 wage.
Alderman van Zetten - who had previously expressed interest in recontesting the top role he has held since 2009 and was against the delay - will remain in the job for a year after Local Government Minister Bryan Green's decision to defer this year's election to coincide with local government electoral changes.
If passed in state parliament, the changes will see compulsory voting introduced, mayor and deputy mayor terms increased from two years to four years, and all councillors face election at the same time instead of the current split arrangement.
Aldermen van Zetten and Ball, with Hobart Lord Mayor Damon Thomas and Deputy Mayor Ron Christie, are the state's highest-paid local government elected representatives.
The state's 29 mayors will pocket an extra $1.4 million through the election deferral.
Flinders Island, King Island and Tasman councils are the lowest-paid local government elected representatives with councillors receiving $8087, deputy mayors receiving $16,622 and mayors receiving $28,391.