The figures show that between April 2012 and March this year drivers forked out almost £24,000 a day to park on streets in Glasgow. The total paid amounted to £8,696,481.
The statistics emerged just weeks after Glasgow City Council's latest parking charges price hike came into effect, increasing the cost by as much as 100% in some streets.
Neil Greig, director of policy at the Institute of Advanced Motoring, said: "I have no problem with Glasgow City Council covering costs, but they should not be making such huge profits."
A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: "Parking charges in many areas of Glasgow have not increased for a number of years and in the west end since 2005."