Figures published by the Cabinet Office show Olympic Delivery Authority chiefs top the charts of “quangocrats” earning more than the Prime Minister.
Pay details of high earners at “Quasi Non-Governmental Organisations” follow similar details published for civil servants as the Tories push for more open government.
The new list shows there were 156 directors, chief executives and chairmen of public bodies who were paid more than £150,000 a year in the 12 months to the end of March.
David Cameron is paid £142,500 a year as Prime Minister.
Senior staff in charge of building the Olympics site in London accounted for nearly half of the top 10 earners.
David Higgins, chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority, received the most, taking home between £390,000 and £394,999 a year.
Howard Shiplee, the authority’s director of construction, was paid between £285,000 and £289,999 a year.
Denis Hone, director of finance and corporate services, was paid £265,000 to £269,999 a year and his chairman John Armitt took home between £250,000 and £254,999 a year.
Director of Infrastructure Simon Wright was paid £225,000 a year.
Godric Smith, a former Prime Minister’s spokesman, was paid £195,000 in his role as director of communications at the Olympic Delivery Authority.
Partnership for Schools chief executive Tim Byles was also revealed to be earning £215,000 a year.