BILLION SALARY COSTS
The City's Workforce
Staff Numbers and Salary Information for City of Toronto Employees
by Rafi Chaudhury
A total of 51,437 people worked for the City of Toronto across 51 operational divisions in 2017, according to Operating Budget Estimates. In that year, a total of $5.5 billion was spent in salaries and benefits for all City workers, making up 51% of total City Expenses.
Information about staff numbers are usually excluded from the City's consolidated financial statements, appearing instead as disclosures and analyst note documents in the annual Operating Budget cycle. An example of a disclosure from the 2017 Operating Budget cycle can be found here.
How many are employed at individual divisions?
The Toronto Transit Commission comprises the largest of the 51 divisions with 14,005 employees. The Toronto Police Service is second-largest at 7,881. In all, there are 12 divisions with over 1,000 employees. The table below can be sorted alphabetically and from largest to smallest.
|Affordable Housing Office||19||19||19||19|
|Arena Boards of Management||67.7||67.7||66.6||67.4|
|Association of Community Centres||77.9||77.9||77.9||77.4|
|Auditor General's Office||32||31.5||29.5||29.5|