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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

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, 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 Human Services, including:

  • Top Salaries at Human Services in the 2017 Sunshine List
  • Deputy Minister Human Services
  • Senior Operating Officer
  • ADM-Strategic Tech/Data Integr
  • ADM, CSS Division

2017 Alberta Sunshine List: Human Services Top Earners

Every year, the Alberta government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, Human Services's 344 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $43,003,744.49 in 2016.

At the top of the Human Services Sunshine List

Topping the list for the Human Services was Deputy Minister Human Services David Morhart, who brought home $308,747.40 in 2016.

Following David Morhart was Senior Operating Officer Lori Cooper, with annual earnings of $220,445.44. ADM-CFS Mark Hattori made $200,404.88, ADM-Strategic Tech/Data Integr Chi Loo made $200,404.88, and ADM, CSS Division Aaron Neumeyer round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $200,404.88 for the Human Services 2017 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2016, 126 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 169 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 44 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 4 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1 received between $250,001 and $300,000 at the Human Services.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 126 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 169 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 44 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 4 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1 employee made 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 analyze the list by the employer, go to Sunshine List 2017 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