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Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2021

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Published March 2021

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2021

The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 makes Ontario’s public sector more open and accountable to taxpayers. The act requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario to make public, by March 31 each year, the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in the previous calendar year.

At SunshineListStats.com, we rank employees from organizations that received public funding from the Province of Ontario and earn over $100,000 per year, including total taxable benefits.

This year's sunshine list includes the top earners in York University, including:

2021 Ontario Sunshine List: York University Top Earners

Every year, the Ontario government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, York University's 1,995 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $316,841,635.47 in 2020.

At the top of the York University Sunshine List

Topping the list for the York University was Professor and Dean Emeritus Dezso Horvath, who brought home $554,986.70 in 2020.

Following Dezso Horvath was President and Vice Chancellor / Professor Rhonda L. Lenton, with annual earnings of $490,000.04. Professor James Orbinski made $420,042.52, Canada Research Chair / Professor Steven Hoffman made $391,003.96, and Professor Russell W Belk round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $388,261.52 for the York University 2021 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2020, 230 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 755 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 710 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 201 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 63 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 36 received over $300,000 at the York University.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 230 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 755 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 710 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 201 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 63 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 36 employees made more than $300,000

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2021 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2021 Employees List. If you wish to analyze the list by the employer, go to Sunshine List 2021 Employers List.