ODOT Director in line for $60,000 pay hike

Commissioner questions Gov. Kevin Stitt's transportation secretary over  delayed road project


A job with a $60,000 pay raise? It’s what the Oklahoma Department of Transportation governin board voted this week to give Tim Gatz for his work as head of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

Under the unaninimous move, Gatz will see his salary jump to $245,000 a year.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s governing board on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, unanimously voted to recommend a $60,000 raise for its leader.

The final decision rests with Gov. Kevin Stitt who has to sign off on the pay hike.

But The Enid News and Eagle quoted Transportation Commissioner Michael Junk as indicating Gatz did a tremendous jo and is “a true public servant.”

As for Gatz and his reaction, he has a dream job.