Alberta Sunshine List 2018

SunshineListStats.com is a database of Alberta public sector employees who earned more than 136,805 in 2017 and entered the Alberta Sunshine List.

Salary Name Position
$230,465.56
earned in 2017
Martin John Chamberlain Senior ADM Transformation Mgmt
Service Alberta
$226,372.96
earned in 2017
John Heaney Executive Advisor
Executive Council
$224,453.32
earned in 2017
Christine Couture Snr ADM, Leadership Talent Dev
Treasury Board and Finance
$220,445.45
earned in 2017
Bill Sweeney Assistant Deputy Minister
Justice and Solicitor General
$216,437.25
earned in 2017
Daniel Stadlwieser Controller
Treasury Board and Finance
$215,526.97
earned in 2017
Lisa C Tchir Acting Deputy Minister
Status of Women
$212,429.36
earned in 2017
Peter J Pagano Chief Legislative Counsel
Justice and Solicitor General
$212,299.88
earned in 2017
Frank Bosscha ADM, Legal Services
Justice and Solicitor General
$211,892.39
earned in 2017
Sharon Boone Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
Justice and Solicitor General
$211,043.80
earned in 2017
Michael W Ekelund ADM, Res. Revenue & Operations
Energy
$205,696.92
earned in 2017
Kevin Davediuk Chief Advisor on Negotiations
Treasury Board and Finance
$205,076.04
earned in 2017
Peter Dobbie Farmers' Advocate
Agriculture and Forestry
$205,075.79
earned in 2017
Andre Cyr Exec Dir,ERP Engagement
Service Alberta
$205,019.00
earned in 2017
Lora Pillipow Deputy Secretary to Cabinet
Executive Council
$203,557.91
earned in 2017
Susan Borsic-Drummond Case Management Counsel
Justice and Solicitor General
$201,205.16
earned in 2017
Eric John Tolppanen Assistant Deputy Minister
Justice and Solicitor General
$200,864.56
earned in 2017
Deborah E. Prowse Health Adv/Interim MHPA
Health
$200,404.88
earned in 2017
Maryann L. Everett ADM, Workforce Strategies
Labour
$200,404.88
earned in 2017
Jamie Curran Assistant Deputy Minister
Agriculture and Forestry
$200,404.88
earned in 2017
Xiangning Fan Director of Medical Services
Labour
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Published March 2018

Alberta Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2018

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.

At SunshineListStats.com, we rank employees from organizations that received public funding from the Province of Alberta and earn over $136,805 per year, including total taxable benefits.

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

2018 Alberta Sunshine List: Top Earners

Every year, the Alberta government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, Alberta's 3,307 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $438,206,422.29 in 2017.

At the top of the Alberta Sunshine List

Topping the list for Alberta was Assist Chief Medical Examiner Mitchell Weinberg, who brought home $361,257.52 in 2017.

Following Mitchell Weinberg was Assist Chief Medical Examiner Cecilia Wu, with annual earnings of $361,257.52. Assist Chief Medical Examiner Bamidele Adeagbo made $361,257.52, Assist Chief Medical Examiner Tera Jones made $361,257.52, and Asst Chief Med. Examiner Bernard Bannach round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $361,257.52 for the Alberta 2018 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2017, 758 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 1,821 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 639 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 49 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 22 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 18 received over $300,000 at Alberta.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 758 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 1,821 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 639 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 49 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 22 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 18 employees made 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 analyze the list by the employer, go to Sunshine List 2018 Employers List.

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