COUNCILLORS’ allowances on the Island are among the lowest for comparable authorities in the south, according to The Taxpayers’ Alliance.
The Isle of Wight Council members are paid a basic allowance of £7,903 a year, compared with Portsmouth City Council’s £10,200.
The figure at Southampton City Council is £11,159.16 and £12,003 at Hampshire County Council.
Borough councillors at Fareham receive £6,465 and their Gosport counterparts £5,652.
The leader of the Isle of Wight Council, Cllr David Pugh, is paid a special responsibility allowance of £23,709 in addition to the basic rate.
The leader of Hampshire County Council receives nearly £41,000 a year.
Earlier this year, members of the Isle of Wight Council voted to freeze their allowances.
Council leader, Cllr David Pugh, said: "It is difficult to compare different authorities which have differing functions but councillors on the Isle of Wight continue to accept the recommendations of our remuneration panel.
"I would like to think we provide value for money."