2018 Sunshine List: Sinai Health System 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 Sinai Health System, 339 staffers made the list this year, earning a total salary of $48,314,555.50 in 2017.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for Sinai Health System was President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Newton who brought home $627,004.50 in 2017.

Following Gary Newton was Neonatologist-in-Chief Shoo Lee, who had annual earnings of $513,706.85. Executive Vice President, Finance Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer Joan Sproul made $427,681.50, Executive Vice President, Academic and Medical Affairs Maureen Shandling made $424,468.04 and Pathologist-in-Chief Rita Kandel round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $393,241.68 for the Sinai Health System 2018 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among the 339 Sinai Health System's employees, who received more than six-figure salaries 161 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 107 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 22 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 17 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 7 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , 25 received over $300,000 at Sinai Health System.

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 Sinai Health System who made the 2018 Sunshine List

Total result: 339

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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.


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