The Ontario government publishes an annual list that details names, salaries, positions and taxable benefits of all individuals who made more than $100,000 per year and work in the public sector of the province. A quick look at Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) reveals some startling facts. Of the 12,000 OPG employees, 6,952 or 58% of them made more than $100,000 per year. Their total salaries were $935 million or an average of $134,494 each. Hydro One had 5,032 employees and 2,307 (46%) of them made a six figure salary that cost Hydro a total of $289 million or $125,271 each. The average Canadian’s annual salary, as released today by Statistics Canada, is $42,848, less than one-third of Hydro and OPG employees.
What do these people do to rate these salaries. Well, there are 18 Appendix A Mechanical Maintainers at OPG making up to $123,364. Hydro One has 16 Forestry Managers making up to $135,367 per year. OPG has 76 Civil Maintainers making up to $142,096. Hydro One has two Barrie Inventory Specialists making over $100,000. I sorted the positions for Hydro One alphabetically and gave up counting at Electical SubForeperson which was the 120th title, about 1/7th of the way though the whole list.
If you’d like to contact me at email@example.com, I’d be happy to send you copies of these salary details. The names have been removed and be prepared as these lists, like the Mississippi River, go on and on.