Comparative Sampling of Salary and Pension Increases

The following table provides an overview of how executive salaries have changed over time, in comparison to other groups.

* Largest Public Service Union
** Largest feeder group for Executives


  • Increases include economic adjustments, the restructuring of salary ranges, market adjustments and Terminable Allowances.
  • Includes compensation for the elimination of severance pay for voluntary reasons of 0.25% in 2011-12 and 0.5% in 2013-14, a 2% increase for the maximum rate of pay for FS-2, FS-3 and FS-4 effective July 1, 2016 and dropping step 1 of the FS-1 rate of pay and adding a 4% step for the FS-1.
  • Student rates of pay increased by 1.25% on May 1, 2017.

Sources: Treasury Board and Union websites.