2017 Sunshine List: top earners

Every year Ontario government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants, which includes nurses, teachers, police officers, and firefighters, with six-figure salaries. In Ontario, 123,572 staffers made the list this year, earning a total salary of $15,716,970,959.79 in 2016.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for Ontario was President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lyash who brought home $1,155,899.14 in 2016.

Following Jeffrey Lyash was President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation William Moriarty, who had annual earnings of $1,045,582.62. Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer / Vice-présidente directrice et chef des placements Jill Pepall made $835,389.06, Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer Glenn Jager made $832,750.95 and President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Pisters round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $753,992.40 for the Ontario 2017 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among the 123,572 Ontario's employees, who received more than six-figure salaries 46,513 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 57,919 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 13,666 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 3,391 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,246 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , 813 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2017 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2017 Employees List. If you wish to analyse the list by employer go to Sunshine List 2017 Employers List.

Complete list of employees in Ontario who made the 2017 Sunshine List


Total result: 123,572

SALARY NAME POSITION YEAR
$463,211.35 Connie Dejak President and Chief Executive Officer
Runnymede Healthcare Centre
2017
$463,105.00 Mamdouh Shoukri President and Vice Chancellor
York University
2017
$462,727.64 Elysa Widjaja Neuroradiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$461,741.28 Dezso Horvath Dean / Professor
York University
2017
$458,691.19 Rima Al-Awar Director and Senior Principal Investigator
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
2017
$458,177.63 Jeff Zabudsky President And Vice Chancellor
Sheridan College Institute
2017
$458,002.64 Susan Blaser Neuroradiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$458,002.64 Suzanne Laughlin Neuroradiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$457,328.37 Helen Branson Neuroradiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$456,164.80 Maria Gospodarowicz Director, Radiation Medicine
University Health Network
2017
$455,507.30 Andrea Doria Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$455,356.02 Marilyn Monk Executive Vice President, Clinical
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$454,074.82 Alan Bernstein President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
2017
$453,750.60 Andy Smith Executive Vice-President, Chief Medical Executive
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2017
$451,599.60 Robin Mcleod Vice President / Vice-Président
Cancer Care Ontario
2017
$451,275.91 Mark Crowther Professor
McMaster University
2017
$449,903.74 Christopher J. Paige Executive Vice President
University Health Network
2017
$449,781.97 Douglas Sinclair Executive Vice President Programs and Chief Medical Officer
St. Michael's Hospital
2017
$449,765.50 Thomas Teahen President and Chief Executive Officer
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
2017
$447,289.27 Marc Pourvahidi Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
2017
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The Sunshine List

The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 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.

In Ontario the Sunshine List was first published in 1996, by the Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris. Just 4,576 names appeared on the first list.

Data

All information presented in this website is based exclusively off the publicly released sunshine lsit available for download by the Government of each province: Ontario | British Columbia | Alberta