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Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2017

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Published March 2017

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2017

The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 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.

At, we rank employees from organizations that received public funding from the Province of Ontario and earn over $100,000 per year, including total taxable benefits.

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

2017 Ontario Sunshine List: Attorney General Top Earners

Every year, the Ontario government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, Attorney General's 1,794 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $309,971,064.64 in 2016.

At the top of the Attorney General Sunshine List

Topping the list for the Attorney General was Deputy Minister Patrick Monahan, who brought home $305,603.24 in 2016.

Following Patrick Monahan was Assistant Crown Attorney Peter Rollings, with annual earnings of $290,630.16. Assistant Crown Attorney Kevin Gowdey made $272,056.77, Senior Counsel principale Lucy Cecchetto made $247,175.77, and Assistant Crown Attorney Mary Humphrey round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $238,244.53 for the Attorney General 2017 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2016, 194 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 361 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 441 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 795 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 2 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 1 received over $300,000 at the Attorney General.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 194 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 361 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 441 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 795 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 2 employees 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 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.