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The security of a government job has never looked so good. Plus, as it turns out, the public sector paycheque isn’t half bad. Precedent reviewed the Ontario government’s list of workers earning over $100,000 in 2008. Below, we’ve highlighted some public sector legal careers that could improve your resumé and pad your wallet.

By Precedent

On Wednesday May 20th, 2009


You be the judge
Sure, the top-notch litigators who appear before you will be making more money than you, but as a judge, you’ve got the power.

  • Top salary for judge of the OCJ: $311,082
  • Top salary for case management master at the SCJ: $188,199
  • Top salary for Justice of the Peace of the OCJ: $194,980

Make friends in high places
The Attorney General’s office is lousy with lawyers making over $100,000 and many making twice that.

  • Highest paid spot in the AG’s office (crown counsel): $230,069

Go back to school
Deans, professors, and university counsel do quite well. Especially at U of T.

  • Top salary for a law school dean (U of T): $268,914
  • Top salary for counsel to a university president (U of T): $260,545
  • Top salary for a law professor (U of T): $254,578

Take power
The provincially-owned power utilities invest heavily in the upper echelons of management.

  • Senior VP, Law/General Counsel, Ontario Power Generation: $552,565
  • General Counsel/VP, Legal & External Affairs, Ontario Power Authority: $291,448
  • General Counsel, Hydro One: $284,778