This is a follow-up on my article, 20-25% raise for Ontario’s pathologists in 2012. Evolving from an explorative analysis of the 2013 Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure, the "Sunshine List", I identified a surprising change in the packages (salary + benefits) of pathologists on the list.
Extending the analysis backwards to 1996, the start of the “Sunshine List” we can get a more complete picture of salary changes for Ontario pathologists.
The analysis and the visual shows that:
Since 1997, pathologist packages have increased on average 5.5% annually
From 1997 to 2007, packages increased 6.6% annually and exponentially which was clearly unsustainable
From 2007 to 2012, packages saw little to no growth
In 2013, there was an unprecedented, single-year growth of 22%
I contacted the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Their media relations passed me on to the Ontario Association of Pathologists, whom I had already contacted and have yet to see a response. A sensible strategy for them would be to ignore enquiries from bloggers regardless of if they had anything to hide.
You can read more on this topic in a piece in the Financial Post which cites these findings.