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Alberta Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2017

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Published March, 2017

Alberta Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2017

Welcome to the SunshineListStats.com, where we rank employees from organizations that received public funding from the Province of Alberta who earn over $100,000 per year, including total taxable benefits.

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

  • Highest salaries in the Sunshine List 2017 at Executive Council
  • DM, Executive Council
  • Associate Deputy Minister
  • Deputy Minister, PCO
  • Associate Deputy Minister, IGR
  • Chief of Staff, Premier Office

2017 Sunshine List: Executive Council 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 Executive Council 64 staffers made the list, earning a total salary of $9,518,738.96 in 2016.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for the Executive Council was DM, Executive Council Marcia Nelson who brought home $350,749.53 in 2016.

Following Marcia Nelson was Associate Deputy Minister Ray Gilmour, who had annual earnings of $313,090.57. Deputy Minister, PCO John Heaney made $285,877.28, Associate Deputy Minister, IGR Conrad Garry Pocock made $230,465.56 and Chief of Staff, Premier Office Brian Topp round out the top-five highest paid employees with $224,137.96 for the Executive Council 2017 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2016, 5 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 39 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 14 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 3 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 2 received over $300,000 at the Executive Council.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 5 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 39 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 14 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 3 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1 employee made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 2 employees made between More than $300,000

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.

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 $100,000 or more in the previous calendar year.