The number of London Firefighters earning a salary of at least $100,000 a year has grown, and — for a second consecutive year — exceeds the number of London Police officers earning six figures.

The newly released figures, contained in documents obtained from London City Hall on Wednesday, are part of the so-called Sunshine List — an annual release of public sector workers in Ontario that earn over $100,000 a year.

According to filings, a total of 269 members of the London Fire Department earned at least $100,000 in 2014 — which works out to more than two of three members. That’s up from 239 in 2013, and 105 in 2012.

By comparison, one in three London Police officers pulled in a six figure salary in 2014, according to figures released by the Police Services Board last week. They had 212 members on the most recent list, compared to 192 officers in 2013, and 191 in 2012.

London Firefighters are still working under a contract that expired in 2010, and have been locked in a bitter and extended arbitration battle with the City of London for several years. They want retroactive wage hikes of 2.9% a year in a three- or four-year contract.

A total of 620 City of London employees earned a six figure salary in 2014.

Aside from London Police and London Fire, the list also includes 129 City of London management employees (up from 107 in 2013, and 87 in 2012), 5 employees who are members of London Civic Employees Local Union No. 107, 3 employees who are members of Service Employees International Union Local 1 Canada, as well as 1 employee each from Tourism London and the London Convention Centre.

All publicly funded boards, ministries, and municipalities must submit salary disclosure information to the Ontario Ministry of Finance by the deadline to be published on March 31st, 2014.

Source: London Firefighters Eclipse Police on Sunshine List for Second Straight Year | (CFPL AM) AM 980