Ontario Sunshine List 2017

Ontario has released its 2017 Sunshine List of public sector employees who earned more than $100,000 in 2016.

Salary Name Position
$1,155,899.14
earned in 2016
Jeffrey Lyash President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Power Generation
$1,045,582.62
earned in 2016
William Moriarty President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation
University of Toronto
$835,389.06
earned in 2016
Jill Pepall Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer / Vice-présidente directrice et chef des placements
Ontario Pension Board
$832,750.95
earned in 2016
Glenn Jager Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Ontario Power Generation
$753,992.40
earned in 2016
Peter Pisters President and Chief Executive Officer
University Health Network
$719,724.50
earned in 2016
Joseph Mapa President and Chief Executive Officer
Sinai Health System
$718,475.03
earned in 2016
William Reichman President and Chief Executive Officer
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
$715,000.01
earned in 2016
Barry Mclellan President and Chief Executive Officer
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
$690,566.00
earned in 2016
Michael Apkon President and Chief Executive Officer
The Hospital for Sick Children
$672,731.19
earned in 2016
Catherine Zahn President and Chief Executive Officer / Présidente-directrice générale
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
$669,991.80
earned in 2016
Mark Fuller President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction
Ontario Pension Board
$660,449.70
earned in 2016
Michelle Diemanuele President and Chief Executive Officer
Trillium Health Partners
$660,067.20
earned in 2016
Kevin Smith Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph's Health System
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
$642,784.00
earned in 2016
Maureen Jensen Chair and Chief Executive Officer / Présidente et chef de la direction
Ontario Securities Commission
$633,027.92
earned in 2016
Robert Macisaac President and Chief Executive Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences
$630,485.00
earned in 2016
John Kitts President/Président
The Ottawa Hospital
$622,527.18
earned in 2016
Bruce Campbell President and CEO / Président et chef de la direction
Independent Electricity System Operator
$615,029.80
earned in 2016
Robert Vinson Radiologist/Radiologue
Woodstock Hospital
$609,567.18
earned in 2016
Brian Whibbs Managing Director, Real Estate / Directeur général, Immobilier
Ontario Pension Board
$599,850.00
earned in 2016
Raphael Hofstein President and CEO / Président et Directeur Général
MaRS Innovation
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Published March, 2017

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2017

Welcome to the SunshineListStats.com, where we rank employees from organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario who earn over $100,000 per year, including total taxable benefits.

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

2017 Sunshine List: top earners

Every year by March 31, Ontario government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, Ontario 124,445 staffers made the list, earning a total salary of $15,835,825,865.12 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 employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2016, 46,734 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 58,374 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 13,811 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 3,421 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,261 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 844 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 46,734 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 58,374 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 13,811 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 3,421 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1,261 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 844 employees made between 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 analyse the list by employer go to Sunshine List 2017 Employers List.

Sunshine List Resources

Here are the Frequently Asked Questions about the Ontario Sunshine List.

The Ontario Sunshine List is the Ministry of Finance's listing of salary, benefits, and severance information. The Ontario Sunshine List is the province's annual list of public sector employees and publicly-funded agency employees paid more than $100,00 annually. For a complete list of names go to SunhineListStats.com

In 1996 the Ontario Sunshine List began as a way to ensure accountability to taxpayers through Ontario's Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act. The annual list of public sector employees who earn over $100,000 per year or greater.

In 2021 Kenneth Hartwick, the Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Power Generation, led the pack by making $1,628,246. Interestingly, Ontario Power Generation employees made up the top four positions of the highest earners on the Sunshine List.

SunhineListStats.com aims to spotlight government spending and public funding to create awareness of where your money is being spent as a taxpayer. It lets taxpayers compare the performance of an organization with the compensation given to the people running it.

No, the Ontario Sunshine List does not include non-taxable benefits such as pension costs. The Sunshine List includes salaries and taxable benefits.

The Ontario Sunshine List is calculated by using a list of taxable salary, benefits, and severance information.

Yes, the Sunshine List does include bonuses, salaries, overtime, severances, and benefits.

In Ontario, teachers make a salary between $51,263 and $94,612 per year in 2021.

Toronto mayor John Tory made $202,949.20 per year in 2021, according to the Ministry of Finance's Ontario Sunshine List public sector salary disclosure.

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, 244,390 staffers made the list, earning a total salary of $30,240,295,606.44 (more than thirty billion) in 2021.

In 2021 there were approximately 244,00 people on the Sunshine List making more than $100,000 per year. This is an increase of approximately 19% or 39,000 people over the 2020 Sunshine List.

The Ontario Sunshine List aims to shed light on government expenditures. The Sunshine List also helps the Ministry of Finance identify public sector employees who earn over $100,000 in salary and above.

Ontario's Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act aims to provide transparency to taxpayers and accountability to the Ontario government regarding hiring practices. Public sector employees earn over $100,000 annually, so taxpayers are naturally interested in how and where their money is being spent. The Ontario Sunshine List is a resource to give taxpayers insight into the use of public funds.

Ontario's Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act aims to provide transparency to taxpayers and accountability to the Ontario government regarding hiring practices. Public sector employees earn over $100,000 annually, so taxpayers are naturally interested in how and where their money is being spent. The Ontario Sunshine List is a resource to give taxpayers insight into the use of public funds.

Yes, the Ontario Sunshine List includes bonuses as these are taxable benefits.

The $100,000 annual income is calculated before taxes. If these public sector employees are paid $100,000 or more, then the total of these taxable benefits has to be disclosed.

Doug Ford made $208,974.00 in 2021, although the average range for public sector employees in this category on the Sunshine List is $100,000 to $180,000 annually.

In 2021 the adjusted inflation rate of 3.36% inflation brought the Sunshine List threshold to $159,300.