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
$446,762.34 Gillian Kernaghan President and Chief Executive Officer
St. Joseph's Health Care London
2017
$446,047.29 David G. Vingoe Vice Chair
Ontario Securities Commission
2017
$444,799.38 William Strange Professor of Business Economics
University of Toronto
2017
$444,032.30 Erika Mann Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$444,032.30 Oscar Navarro Kunstmann Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$444,032.30 Jeffrey Traubici Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$444,032.30 Shi-Joon Yoo Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$444,032.30 Mary-Louise Greer Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$444,032.30 Alan Daneman Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$444,032.30 Cathy Macdonald Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$444,032.30 David Manson Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$444,032.30 Govind Chavhan Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$444,032.30 Kamaldine Oudjhane Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$443,473.24 Gregory McKenzie Chief Operating Officer / Chef de l'exploitation
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
2017
$442,690.58 Charles Chan Executive Vice President
University Health Network
2017
$441,354.42 Amit Chakma President And Vice-Chancellor
University of Western Ontario
2017
$439,999.84 Robert Kennedy Dean/Professor
University of Western Ontario
2017
$438,892.32 Meric Gertler President, University of Toronto
University of Toronto
2017
$438,753.24 John Hull Professor of Finance
University of Toronto
2017
$434,740.80 Elizabeth Buller President
St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto
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