The town of Chicago’s six-determine worker membership keeps rising.
And increasingly more members of that club are taking residence greater paychecks than Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
That’s in accordance with a Chicago Solar-Occasions analysis of metropolis employee salaries. It covers the calendar yr 2017 — the newest numbers out there that embrace a full accounting of all regular wages, extra time and a swath of specialty pay classes that many city staff can get.
In 2016, 13,767 city staff made $one hundred,000 or more. The next yr, the quantity rose to 14,823, the Sun-Occasions analysis found.
The six-figure earners accounted for more than forty % of the town workforce that yr. Collectively, they have been paid a complete of almost $1.9 billion.
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That amounted to just about fifty nine % of the town’s $three.2 billion annual payroll, which included everybody from part-time crossing guards and librarians to high-rating police officials and city legal professionals.
Topping the town payroll for a second straight yr was Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans, who stepped down last summer time. Evans was paid $four hundred,000. That included a $one hundred,000 bonus in her contract for increasing and modernizing the town’s airports.
Evans was among 86 city staff — up from 36 the earlier yr — who made greater than the $216,210 that…