The TaxPayers' Alliance has revealed that 2,181 council staff earn more than £100,000.
In the East Midlands, Derbyshire County Council had the most employees receiving remuneration in excess of £100,000 in 2012-13 with 11.
The biggest remuneration package was received by the Director of Children and Young People's Services at Leicestershire County Council - £232,000.
In the West Midlands, Staffordshire County Council had the most employees receiving remuneration in excess of £100,000 in 2012-13 with 28.
The biggest remuneration package was received by the Chief Executive of Herefordshire County Council - £281,166.
"Too many local authorities" are still increasing the number of highly paid staff on their payroll, the Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance has said.
Jonathan Isaby's comments come as the TaxPayers' Alliance reveals the number of council staff earning more than £100,000.
There's been outrage from people living in a Leicestershire town after being told they'll have to pay to use their back garden gate.
The local council has decided to charge residents in Ibstock for using a plot of land behind their homes.
One woman says it will cost her £20 a year just to put her bin out.
Trade Union members claim that "unprecedented levels of poverty are emerging amongst staff working for Nottingham City Council."
They claim that many council workers fear they will be forced to resort to using local food banks following steep rises in the price of gas, electricity and food.
They say that staff who have to use a car for their job are not able to afford the petrol to fill it up.
Workers at Nottingham City Council are protesting today over a freeze in their wages.
The council leader explains that the local authority has had a reduction in its budget of £27 million this year and a further £23 million next year.
Workers at Nottingham City Council are protesting against a freeze in their wages today. Unions claim the lowest paid staff are struggling to have a basic standard of living. The council says the freeze has secured 150 jobs since 2011.