Agriculture and Forestry

Alberta Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2018

Salary Name Position
$133,317.86
earned in 2017
Allan M Pelletier Director, Traceability
Agriculture and Forestry
$111,139.86
earned in 2017
Ana Ulmer-Franco Program Veterinarian
Agriculture and Forestry
$122,140.71
earned in 2017
Andrea Kalischuk Director, Water Quality
Agriculture and Forestry
$108,254.64
earned in 2017
Andrzej Jedrych Watershed Management Engineer
Agriculture and Forestry
$107,152.50
earned in 2017
Angela Lum Investment Attraction Manager
Agriculture and Forestry
$133,317.86
earned in 2017
Annalisa Baer Director, Intl Relations & Mkt
Agriculture and Forestry
$119,540.46
earned in 2017
Anthony Clark Chief of Staff
Agriculture and Forestry
$107,152.50
earned in 2017
Audrey Albrecht Lee Senior Policy Researcher
Agriculture and Forestry
$119,838.68
earned in 2017
Axel Anderson Scientist
Agriculture and Forestry
$133,317.86
earned in 2017
Barbara Shackel-Hardman Dir.Industry & Workforce Devel
Agriculture and Forestry
$119,838.68
earned in 2017
Barry Miller Olson Soil/Water Research Scientist
Agriculture and Forestry
$116,906.40
earned in 2017
Becky Best Inspection Operations Manager
Agriculture and Forestry
$127,407.02
earned in 2017
Bernard J Schmitte Forest Area Manager
Agriculture and Forestry
$285,877.28
earned in 2017
Beverly Yee Deputy Minister
Agriculture and Forestry
$118,938.56
earned in 2017
Bradley Andres Director, Emergency Planning
Agriculture and Forestry
$133,317.86
earned in 2017
Brenda Anne Yurchi Director, Fin Oper. & Rpting
Agriculture and Forestry
$119,838.68
earned in 2017
Brenda Jane Ralston Beef Research Scientist
Agriculture and Forestry
$193,615.76
earned in 2017
Brent McEwan General Mgr, Marketing Council
Agriculture and Forestry
$115,106.42
earned in 2017
Bret W Kennedy Dir, Pol. & Reg. Affairs Sec.
Agriculture and Forestry
$121,596.54
earned in 2017
Brian Koberstein Lead, AOPA/CFO Extension
Agriculture and Forestry
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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 Agriculture and Forestry, including:

  • Highest salaries in the Sunshine List 2018 at Agriculture and Forestry
  • Deputy Minister
    $285,877.28
  • Farmers' Advocate
    $205,076.04
  • Assistant Deputy Minister
    $200,404.88
  • ADM, Forestry Division
    $199,639.44
  • Assistant Deputy Minister
    $199,115.80

2018 Alberta Sunshine List: Agriculture and Forestry Top Earners

Every year, the Alberta government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, Agriculture and Forestry's 196 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $24,857,040.77 in 2017.

At the top of the Agriculture and Forestry Sunshine List

Topping the list for the Agriculture and Forestry was Deputy Minister Beverly Yee, who brought home $285,877.28 in 2017.

Following Beverly Yee was Farmers' Advocate Peter Dobbie, with annual earnings of $205,076.04. Assistant Deputy Minister Jamie Curran made $200,404.88, ADM, Forestry Division Bruce Mayer made $199,639.44, and Assistant Deputy Minister David Burdek round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $199,115.80 for the Agriculture and Forestry 2018 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2017, 40 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 138 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 14 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 2 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 1 received over $300,000 at the Agriculture and Forestry.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 40 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 138 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 14 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 2 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1 employee made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 1 employee 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