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More than 1,600 AG staff earn over $100,000

|Written By Michael McKiernan

Every year, the Ontario Ministry of Finance releases the names, salaries, and positions of thousands of public sector employees who earn more than $100,000.

The most recent list released earlier this month covers salaries for 2010. The Ministry of the Attorney General has the second highest number of Ontario government employees earning over $100,000. Last year, there were 1,646 of them.

Ontario Court Chief Justice Annemarie Bonkalo’s salary for 2010 was $281,672.77 with $4,178.73 in taxable benefits.

As for provincial court judges, the majority of them earned $250,149.81 with $3,708.44 in taxable benefits. Case management masters typically took home $189,811.37 and $320.88 of benefits, while many justices of the peace earned $115,111.72 with taxable benefits of $193.40.

In the PDF linked below, Law Times lists, in descending order by salary, the top earners from the Ministry of the Attorney General plus a few others related to the law from other parts of government.

The rest of the Finance Ministry’s salary disclosure list can be found online at fin.gov.on.ca/en/publications/salarydisclosure/2011. It includes the provincial judiciary, Crown agencies, universities, municipalities, school boards, and more. Click here for a PDF of the list.

To compare with last year's salary list, click here.

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