Alberta Sunshine List 2018

SunshineListStats.com is a database of Alberta public sector employees who earned more than 136,805 in 2017 and entered the Alberta Sunshine List.

Salary Name Position
$196,149.57
earned in 2017
James Rutkowski Principal Secretary
Executive Council
$195,207.18
earned in 2017
Stephen Thompson Exec Dir Capital Markets
Treasury Board and Finance
$194,904.06
earned in 2017
Ronda Goulden ADM, Policy and Planning
Environment and Parks
$194,253.02
earned in 2017
Anne McGrath ED, Prem Southern AB Office
Executive Council
$194,253.02
earned in 2017
Jennifer Anthony Dep.Chief of Staff, Prem Off
Executive Council
$194,147.11
earned in 2017
Suzanne Kendall Chief Crown Prosecutor
Justice and Solicitor General
$194,098.84
earned in 2017
Rae Ann Lajeunesse ADM, Str Pol/Early Child Devep
Children's Services
$193,615.76
earned in 2017
Brent McEwan General Mgr, Marketing Council
Agriculture and Forestry
$193,473.00
earned in 2017
Shelley Bykewich Chief Crown Prosecutor
Justice and Solicitor General
$193,234.17
earned in 2017
Barbara Turner Dir Legal & Legis Initiatives
Justice and Solicitor General
$192,890.10
earned in 2017
Gerald Lamoureux Assistant Deputy Minister
Justice and Solicitor General
$192,640.24
earned in 2017
Douglas Borland ADM, Ministry Services
Energy
$192,640.24
earned in 2017
Steve J Tkalcic ADM, Res. Revenue & Operations
Energy
$192,640.24
earned in 2017
Doug Lammie ADM, Strategic Policy
Energy
$192,540.92
earned in 2017
Susan D Hughson ED, ASIRT
Justice and Solicitor General
$192,410.14
earned in 2017
Doreen Poon Phillips Chair, AB Trans. Safety Board
Transportation
$191,964.66
earned in 2017
Sarah Langley ED, Appeals, Edu & Pros Policy
Justice and Solicitor General
$191,591.34
earned in 2017
Neil Reginald Boyle Director
Justice and Solicitor General
$191,451.02
earned in 2017
Susanne Stushnoff Executive Director
Justice and Solicitor General
$190,848.58
earned in 2017
Douglas J Taylor Crown Prosecutor
Justice and Solicitor General
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Published March 2018

Alberta Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2018

Alberta first started publishing the Sunshine List in 2014 following the 2012 election of Alison Redford.

The salary and severance disclosure, makes Alberta's public sector more open and accountable to taxpayers. The act requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Alberta to make public the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid 136,805 or more in the previous calendar year.

At SunshineListStats.com, we rank employees from organizations that received public funding from the Province of Alberta and earn over $136,805 per year, including total taxable benefits.

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

2018 Alberta Sunshine List: Top Earners

Every year, the Alberta government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, Alberta's 3,307 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $438,206,422.29 in 2017.

At the top of the Alberta Sunshine List

Topping the list for Alberta was Assist Chief Medical Examiner Mitchell Weinberg, who brought home $361,257.52 in 2017.

Following Mitchell Weinberg was Assist Chief Medical Examiner Cecilia Wu, with annual earnings of $361,257.52. Assist Chief Medical Examiner Bamidele Adeagbo made $361,257.52, Assist Chief Medical Examiner Tera Jones made $361,257.52, and Asst Chief Med. Examiner Bernard Bannach round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $361,257.52 for the Alberta 2018 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2017, 758 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 1,821 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 639 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 49 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 22 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 18 received over $300,000 at Alberta.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 758 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 1,821 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 639 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 49 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 22 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 18 employees made more than $300,000

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2018 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2018 Employees List. If you wish to analyze the list by the employer, go to Sunshine List 2018 Employers List.

What is disclosed and thresholds

  • Compensation includes base salary, overtime, bonuses, honoraria paid to board members and taxable benefits. This category essentially reflects the income amount on the person’s T4.
  • Severance reflects amounts paid or payable related to termination of employment, including retiring allowance.
  • Non-monetary (other) benefits are generally non-taxable benefits including the employer’s portion of pension contributions, employment insurance, Canada Pension Plan and Workers' Compensation Board premiums.
  • Employment and/or severance contracts for:
    • Designated executives under the Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Regulation
    • Designated executives under the Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions (Post-Secondary Institutions) Compensation Regulation
    • The Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services
    • The Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Electric System Operator

Employee thresholds

Public sector bodies are required to post online the names and amount of compensation and severance paid to employees who earn more than the threshold amount for that disclosure period.

For December disclosures, if no severance was paid, disclosure is not required.

1 The annual threshold is applied to severance disclosures in December of the current year and to compensation disclosed in June of the following year. For example, the threshold for severances disclosed by December 31, 2021 is $136,805. This is also the threshold for compensation disclosed by June 30, 2022.
Calendar year 1 Annual threshold
2021 $136,805
2020 $135,317
2019 $132,924
2018 $129,809
2017 $127,765
2016 $126,375
2015 $125,000