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5. Public Administration Director
Median Salary: $ 101,920
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +23%
Total Employees: 17,900
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +6%
These government workers are directors of large branches of the civil service—bodies like Elections Canada, administrators in the House of Commons and clerks in the Legislative Assembly. They take part in the development of government policies and programs, and organize committees to plan and evaluate government projects.