2018 Sunshine List: Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario 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 Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario, 49 staffers made the list this year, earning a total salary of $6,943,541.60 in 2017.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario was Director and Chief Executive Officer/Directeur général Joshua Basseches who brought home $509,013.19 in 2017.

Following Joshua Basseches was Deputy Director, Collections and Research/Sous-directeur, Collections et recherche Mark Engstrom, who had annual earnings of $303,458.05. Deputy Director, Operations and Chief Financial Officer/Sous-directeur, Exploitation et directeur des finances Nick Bobrow made $303,458.05, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer/Directrice, Marketing et communications Sandra Bourne made $218,835.32 and Chief Human Resources Officer/Directeur des ressources humaines Dan Sibley round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $217,594.36 for the Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario 2018 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among the 49 Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario's employees, who received more than six-figure salaries 14 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 24 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 5 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 3 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 3 received over $300,000 at Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario.

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.

Complete list of employees in Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario who made the 2018 Sunshine List


Total result: 49

SALARY NAME POSITION
$125,274.18 Alan Hurst Assistant Vice President, Membership, Brand Strategy and Education Marketing/Vice-président adjoint, Adhésion, stratégie de marque et marketing en éducation
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$139,930.01 Alexandra Palmer Senior Curator / Conservatrice principale
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$100,491.90 Anu Liivandi Assistant Curator/Conservateur adjoint
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$103,005.92 Arlene Gehmacher Curator/Conservatrice
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$115,854.74 Ascanio Odorico Head, Security/Directeur de la sécurité
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$102,336.35 Brendan Edwards Head, Library and Archives/Directeur, Bibliothèque et archives
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$201,583.49 Brian Mccrady Chief Facilities Officer/Directeur des installations
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$105,747.86 Burton Lim Assistant Curator/Conservateur adjoint
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$159,930.29 Chen Shen Vice President, World Cultures/Vice-président, Cultures du monde
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$125,337.18 Cheryl Blackman Assistant Vice President, Audience Development/Vice-présidente adjointe, Publics
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$115,854.74 Christopher Kennedy Senior Manager, Festival Programs/ Chef principal, Festivals
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$147,033.25 Christopher Darling Senior Curator/Conservateur principal
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$150,456.37 Constance Macdonald Vice President, Programs, Events and Commercial Services/Vice-présidente, Programmes, services commerciaux et événements
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$217,594.36 Dan Sibley Chief Human Resources Officer/Directeur des ressources humaines
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$115,854.74 David Hollands Head, Creative / Directeur artistique
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$121,281.42 David Evans Deputy Head, Natural History/Sous-directeur, Histoire naturelle
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$115,854.74 David Ireland Managing Director, Centre for Biodiversity/Directeur, Centre de la biodiversité
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$150,456.37 David Tymchuk Vice President, Finance/Vice-président, Finances
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$104,386.81 Deborah Metsger Assistant Curator/Conservatrice adjointe
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
$149,930.12 Deepali Dewan Deputy Head, World Cultures/Sous-directrice, Cultures du monde
Royal Ontario Museum / Musée Royal De L'Ontario
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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.

A lot has been debated about the $100,000 threshold of the Sunshine List. If the list was adjusted for inflation since 1996, the real benchmark salary would now be around $151,929.

Those in favor of the current benchmark argue that $100,000 still a lot of money. The average weekly wages for workers in Ontario is $974, which amounts to $50,600 per year. That includes overtime pay, and assumes no weeks off. This is half of the Sunshine List threshold.

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