Alberta Sunshine List 2022

Searchable database of the Alberta public sector employees who earned more than 136,805 in 2021.

Salary Name Position
$397,383.25
earned in 2021
Thambirajah Balachandra Chief Medical Examiner
Justice and Solicitor General
$379,320.50
earned in 2021
Akmal Coetzee-Khan Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
Justice and Solicitor General
$379,320.49
earned in 2021
Enrico Risso Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
Justice and Solicitor General
$363,633.92
earned in 2021
Deena Hinshaw Chief Med Officer of Health
Health
$361,257.53
earned in 2021
Cecilia Wu Assist Chief Medical Examiner
Justice and Solicitor General
$357,346.61
earned in 2021
Ray Gilmour DM of Executive Council
Executive Council
$352,869.86
earned in 2021
Tara Dixon Asst Chief Medical Examiner
Justice and Solicitor General
$336,068.63
earned in 2021
Eric Bol Asst Chief Medical Examiner
Justice and Solicitor General
$328,758.83
earned in 2021
Coleen Volk Assoc DM, Executive Council
Executive Council
$327,455.70
earned in 2021
Farnaz Khalafi Assist Chief Medical Examiner
Justice and Solicitor General
$287,797.15
earned in 2021
Sherri Wilson Deputy Minister
Children's Services
$285,877.54
earned in 2021
Cynthia Farmer Deputy Minister
Community and Social Services
$285,877.53
earned in 2021
Shannon Marchand Deputy Minister
Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development
$285,877.46
earned in 2021
Andre Paul Tremblay Deputy Minister of Education
Education
$285,877.35
earned in 2021
Lora Pillipow DM, Advanced Education
Advanced Education
$285,877.32
earned in 2021
Athanasia Mentzelopoulos Deputy Minister of TBF
Treasury Board and Finance
$285,877.32
earned in 2021
Beverly Yee Deputy Minister of Env. & Park
Environment and Parks
$285,877.32
earned in 2021
Dennis Cooley Associate DM Solicitor General
Justice and Solicitor General
$285,877.30
earned in 2021
Mark Cameron Deputy Minister, PCO
Executive Council
$285,877.30
earned in 2021
Katherine White Deputy Minister
Jobs, Economy and Innovation
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Published March, 2022

Alberta Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2022

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 Alberta, including:

2022 Sunshine List: 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, Alberta 1,961 staffers made the list, earning a total salary of $270,610,297.44 in 2021.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for Alberta was Chief Medical Examiner Thambirajah Balachandra who brought home $397,383.25 in 2021.

Following Thambirajah Balachandra was Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Akmal Coetzee-Khan, who had annual earnings of $379,320.50. Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Enrico Risso made $379,320.49, Chief Med Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw made $363,633.92 and Assist Chief Medical Examiner Cecilia Wu round out the top-five highest paid employees with $361,257.53 for the Alberta 2022 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2021, 8 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 1,330 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 498 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 29 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 21 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 75 received over $300,000 at Alberta.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 8 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 1,330 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 498 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 29 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 21 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 75 employees made between More than $300,000

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2022 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2022 Employees List. If you wish to analyse the list by employer go to Sunshine List 2022 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