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6. Public Administration Director
Median Salary: $99,195.20
Change in Salary (2008–2014): +21%
Total Employees: 18,500
Change in Employees (2008–2014): +16%
This category covers a wide range of jobs, although they occupy a very specific strata in the public sector: these are the senior administrators that sit between elected politicians and the front lines of the civil service. They supervise elections, maintain relations between the different levels of government and make sure legislatures are functioning properly. This category covers everyone from the director of Elections Canada to provincial public works directors. These positions are public sector and governments at all levels are facing budget pressures, but even so average salaries are close to $100,000 and some go considerably higher. Be prepared to find your name on the Sunshine List.