2017 Sunshine List: 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 Ontario, 123,572 staffers made the list this year, earning a total salary of $15,716,970,959.79 in 2016.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for Ontario was President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lyash who brought home $1,155,899.14 in 2016.

Following Jeffrey Lyash was President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation William Moriarty, who had annual earnings of $1,045,582.62. Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer / Vice-présidente directrice et chef des placements Jill Pepall made $835,389.06, Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer Glenn Jager made $832,750.95 and President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Pisters round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $753,992.40 for the Ontario 2017 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among the 123,572 Ontario's employees, who received more than six-figure salaries 46,513 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 57,919 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 13,666 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 3,391 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,246 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , 813 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

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.

Complete list of employees in Ontario who made the 2017 Sunshine List


Total result: 123,572

SALARY NAME POSITION YEAR
$1,155,899.14 Jeffrey Lyash President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Power Generation
2017
$1,045,582.62 William Moriarty President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation
University of Toronto
2017
$835,389.06 Jill Pepall Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer / Vice-présidente directrice et chef des placements
Ontario Pension Board
2017
$832,750.95 Glenn Jager Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Ontario Power Generation
2017
$753,992.40 Peter Pisters President and Chief Executive Officer
University Health Network
2017
$719,724.50 Joseph Mapa President and Chief Executive Officer
Sinai Health System
2017
$718,475.03 William Reichman President and Chief Executive Officer
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
2017
$715,000.01 Barry Mclellan President and Chief Executive Officer
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2017
$690,566.00 Michael Apkon President and Chief Executive Officer
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$672,731.19 Catherine Zahn President and Chief Executive Officer / Présidente-directrice générale
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
2017
$669,991.80 Mark Fuller President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction
Ontario Pension Board
2017
$660,449.70 Michelle Diemanuele President and Chief Executive Officer
Trillium Health Partners
2017
$660,067.20 Kevin Smith Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph's Health System
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
2017
$642,784.00 Maureen Jensen Chair and Chief Executive Officer / Présidente et chef de la direction
Ontario Securities Commission
2017
$633,027.92 Robert Macisaac President and Chief Executive Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences
2017
$630,485.00 John Kitts President/Président
The Ottawa Hospital
2017
$615,029.80 Robert Vinson Radiologist/Radiologue
Woodstock Hospital
2017
$609,567.18 Brian Whibbs Managing Director, Real Estate / Directeur général, Immobilier
Ontario Pension Board
2017
$599,850.00 Raphael Hofstein President and CEO / Président et Directeur Général
MaRS Innovation
2017
$598,453.97 Dietmar E. Reiner Senior Vice President, Nuclear Projects
Ontario Power Generation
2017
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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.

Data

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