Ontario's annual list of public sector workers being paid over $100,000 comes out today.
The sunshine list, which includes doctors employed by hospitals, nurses, teachers, police and firefighters, in addition to civil servants, increased 11 per cent last year to 97,796 people.
That was an 82 per cent increase from 2008, when there were just under 54,000 names on the public sector salary disclosure list.
There have been calls to raise the $100,000 threshold, which was first set when the sunshine list was created in 1996, but the opposition parties say that's still a lot of money for most Ontarians.
Ontario Power Generation CEO Tom Mitchell topped the sunshine list last year with $1.7 million in compensation.
There were 11,538 employees from OPG, Hydro One and their subsidiaries on the sunshine list last year, which auditor general Bonnie Lysyk said was helping drive up electricity rates.