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
$411,989.70 Pankaj Aggarwal Professor of Management
University of Toronto
2017
$411,246.84 Richard Mclean Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive
Hamilton Health Sciences
2017
$410,836.48 Jo-Anne Marr President and Chief Executive Officer
Markham Stouffville Hospital
2017
$410,794.46 David Musyj President and Chief Executive Officer
Windsor Regional Hospital
2017
$410,620.84 Aled Edwards Professor, Donnelly Centre For Cellular and Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto
2017
$410,543.95 Ehren Cory Divisional President, Project Delivery/Président de division, Mise en œuvre des projets
Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation
2017
$410,475.04 Mohamed Lachemi President and Vice Chancellor
Ryerson University
2017
$410,167.28 Barbara Collins Chief Operating Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer
Humber River Hospital
2017
$409,900.00 John Tibbits President
Conestoga College
2017
$409,618.30 Stephen Scherer Senior Scientist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$409,541.22 Jeff Mainland Executive Vice President, Strategy, Quality, Performance and Communications
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$408,599.26 Runjan Chetty Laboratory Physician
University Health Network
2017
$408,367.13 Gary Newton President and Chief Executive Officer
Sinai Health System
2017
$407,851.24 Michael Salter Chief Research Institute
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$407,376.97 Dilip Soman Professor of Marketing
University of Toronto
2017
$406,548.86 Steve Woods Senior Vice President, Nuclear Engineering and Chief Nuclear Engineer
Ontario Power Generation
2017
$406,256.62 Karim Mamdani President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
2017
$404,893.89 Barry Smith President and Chief Executive Officer / Président directeur général
Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre Corporation
2017
$404,837.38 Ralph Meyer Vice President, Oncology and Palliative Care and Regional Vice President, Cancer Care Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences
2017
$403,449.80 Padraig Warde Deputy Chief: Radiation Oncology
University Health Network
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