Who are the top public-sector legal earners?

Who earned the most among lawyers working in Ontario’s public sector? Once again, you can find out from the Sunshine list detailing the names, salaries, and positions of thousands of public-sector employees who earn more than $100,000 per year.

The most recent list released last month covers salaries for 2011.

Ontario Court Chief Justice Annemarie Bonkalo’s salary for 2011 was $289,657.94.

As for provincial court judges, the majority of them earned $258,236.69. Case management masters typically took home $189,811.18, while many justices of the peace earned $118,867.64.

Law Times lists in this chart, in descending order by salary, the top earners from the Ministry of the Attorney General plus other legal professionals working as counsel, general counsel, and solicitors among various municipal and provincial bodies.

The list also covers the broader public sector, including universities and hospitals.  
The rest of the Finance Ministry’s salary disclosure list can be found here online.

Click here to see a PDF of the Law Times list. To compare with last year's list, see "More than 1,600 AG staff earn over $100,000."

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