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What Will City Employees Make in 2013?

Evanston officials have made salary projections for all city employees available to the public on the city website. Use our handy tool to search by department, name or salary range.

Want to know who the highest paid firefighter is? Or what your local aldermen will make in 2013?

Use our search tool (above), to look up city salary projections for 2013 by name, department, division, pension range or salary range. We pulled the data from the city of Evanston website, where city officials posted compensation data for every all 837 full and part-time employees earlier this week. Illinois law requires the city to post projected compensation data for every employee who makes more than $75,000.

Based on total compensation, the highest paid city employees are, in descending order: City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz, Assistant City Manager Marty Lyons, Parks Director Douglas Gaynor, City Attorney William G. Farrar, Director of Community Development Stephen Griffin, Director of Public Works Suzette Robinson, Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons, Fire Chief Greg Klaiber and Police Chief Richard Eddington. Total compensation includes health insurance, pension, life insurance and car allowance, among other benefits.

Based on total compensation, 28 of the 837 city employees make more than $150,000 a year. A total of 345 city employees, or roughly 41 percent, make more than $100,000 a year. Approximately 80 percent of the city’s employees are union employees, according to the city website

Both union and non-union employees were furloughed three days during the 2012 fiscal year, according to the city website. There are no furloughs planned in 2013.

Aldermen, the mayor and the city clerk, who are elected officials, are also considered city employees.  In September, aldermen voted 7-2 to approve a 2 percent pay increase every year over the next four years for aldermen, the mayor and the city clerk. All seats are up for election in April 2013; the raise will go into effect on May 1. 

Use the tool above to search by name, department, division, pension range or salary range. Once you’ve pulled up the results, scroll to the right to see more information. When you’ve scrolled all the way to the right, click “details page” to see even more information about employee compensation.

millie December 07, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Do they think their income taxes should go up?
Dileep Gangolli December 11, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Wow how do I get a job there at City Hall? 40% over $100K?

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