Energy

Alberta Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2018

Salary Name Position
$121,708.34
earned in 2017
Alberto Benzo Director,Oil Sands Economics
Energy
$107,152.50
earned in 2017
Alexei Jernov Mge Statistics&Royalty Analys.
Energy
$126,074.78
earned in 2017
Amar Bokhari Director Strategy & Operations
Energy
$147,572.62
earned in 2017
Andrew Buffin ED, Generation & Transmission
Energy
$108,254.64
earned in 2017
Anna Maslowski Geologist
Energy
$161,379.40
earned in 2017
Armin Pyde Executive Director, HR
Energy
$108,254.64
earned in 2017
Arndt Buhlmann Geologist/GIS Specialist
Energy
$118,956.85
earned in 2017
Arne Johnsen-Sollos Senior Manager, Distribution
Energy
$129,119.38
earned in 2017
Arron Best Resource Acces Risk Mgmt
Energy
$108,254.64
earned in 2017
Ashutosh Garga En. Metrics Team Lead Engineer
Energy
$157,091.22
earned in 2017
Barbra Korol Executive Director, Strategic
Energy
$118,938.56
earned in 2017
Barry Hill Senior Audit Manager
Energy
$118,938.56
earned in 2017
Beverly C Russell Assoc Dir RRO Applications
Energy
$115,724.44
earned in 2017
Brendan Gray Director,Royalty-in-Kind Opera
Energy
$114,042.81
earned in 2017
Brock Fraser Associate Dir. Human Resources
Energy
$137,066.49
earned in 2017
Cameron Brown Exec Director,Coal Transition
Energy
$107,256.64
earned in 2017
Candice Johnston Director, Coal Transition
Energy
$127,407.02
earned in 2017
Charles Ward Dir, Science&Resource Dev Eval
Energy
$107,152.50
earned in 2017
Chris Best Manager,Oil Royalty Assessment
Energy
$145,439.84
earned in 2017
Christine Lazaruk ED, Strategy and Integration
Energy
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Published March, 2018

Alberta Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2018

Welcome to the SunshineListStats.com, where we rank employees from organizations that received public funding from the Province of Alberta who earn over 136,805 per year, including total taxable benefits.

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

2018 Sunshine List: Energy top earners

Every year by March 31, Alberta government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, at the Energy 120 staffers made the list, earning a total salary of $15,543,065.15 in 2017.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for the Energy was Deputy Minister Coleen Volk who brought home $300,171.30 in 2017.

Following Coleen Volk was ADM, Res. Revenue & Operations Michael W Ekelund, who had annual earnings of $211,043.80. ADM, Ministry Services Douglas Borland made $192,640.24, ADM, Strategic Policy Doug Lammie made $192,640.24 and ADM, Res. Revenue & Operations Steve J Tkalcic round out the top-five highest paid employees with $192,640.24 for the Energy 2018 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2017, 34 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 67 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 17 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 1 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1 received between $250,001 and $300,000 at the Energy.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 34 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 67 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 17 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 1 employee made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1 employee made between 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 analyse the list by employer go to Sunshine List 2018 Employers List.

The Sunshine List

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.

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