AB top PSE salaries need to come down, says advanced education minister

July 19, 2017

The Alberta government says that it plans to limit the pay and benefits that the province’s universities and colleges offer their top executives, reports the Edmonton Journal. AB Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt said on Monday that AB university and college compensation for executives is “way out of line with the rest of the country.” The Journal reports that direct comparisons between provinces are difficult, yet publicly available data show that AB university presidents are the highest paid in the country, and AB college presidents are among the highest. Schmidt added that he hopes to have compensation limit recommendations ready to present to cabinet this fall, and legislation ready by spring 2018. Edmonton Journal