Infrastructure and special projects chiefs working for the civil service have emerged as some of the top earning government officials.
Figures released last week by Cabinet Office show that 291 officials are on pay deals of more than £150,000 a year.
Topping the list is Nuclear Decommissioning Authority head Tony Fountain who earns between £375,000 and £379,999.
He was followed by Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) chief exectuvive Dennis Hone, who will be paid between £310,000 and £314,999.
There are 10 ODA members on packages worth £150,000 a year, some part-time.
The 291 individuals are down from 345 who made the list last year, and Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude claims this has saved the government £10M.