More than 80 members of staff at the BBC earn at least £150,000 a year, according to the Sunday Times.

The paper reports that 13 executives earning £150,000-plus enjoyed pay rises of 10 per cent over the last year.

An official BBC register documenting staff members revealed that more than 100 employees earn over £100,000 a year.

Some 87 members of staff at the BBC are paid more than the Prime Minister's £142,500 annual salary, according to the register.

A  spokesman for the BBC told the Sunday Times: "The website referenced still contains profiles of a number of individuals who have left the organisation and simply counting them doesn't deliver up to date numbers – the latest figures show senior manager numbers have reduced under Tony Hall by more than 25 people, reducing the pay bill by more than £2m.

"It is also factually inaccurate to suggest 100k senior management earners are up under Tony Hall – they are also down (by 2 per cent)."

Listed below are 10 BBC editorial executives who earn more than the Prime Minister (figures taken from the About the BBC webpages) : 

James Harding, Director of News and Current Affairs

Salary: £340,000

Total remuneration: £340,000

Peter Horrocks, Director, Global News

Salary: £232,959
Total remuneration: £240,759?

Phil Fearnley, General Manager, News and Knowledge

Salary: £191,900
Total remuneration: £199,700

Francesca Unsworth, Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs

Salary: £183,000
Total remuneration: £190,800

David Jordan, Editorial Policy and Standards

Salary: £167,000
Total remuneration: £174,800

Ceri Thomas, Head of News Programmes

Salary: £166,448

Total remuneration: £166,448

David Holdsworth, Controller, English Regions

Salary: £158,115
Total remuneration: £165,915

Jim Gray, Head of TV Current Affairs and Deputy Head of News Programmes

Salary: £155,000

Total remuneration: £155,000

Mary Hockaday, Head of Multimedia Newsroom

Salary: £142,814
Total remuneration: £150,614

Sue Inglish, Head of Political Programmes

Salary: £142,814
Total remuneration: £150,614

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