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1. University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $405 million
Number of positions: 5k

Data year: 2018
2. University of Illinois at Chicago Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $360 million
Number of positions: 4k

Data year: 2018
3. City Colleges of Chicago Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $318 million
Number of positions: 13k

Data year: 2018
4. Southern Illinois University Carbondale Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $164 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
5. Illinois State University Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $110 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
6. Northern Illinois University Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $109 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
7. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $77 million
Number of positions: 1k

Data year: 2018
8. College of DuPage Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $59 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
9. Western Illinois University Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $59 million
Number of positions: 953

Data year: 2018
10. Governors State University Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $52 million
Number of positions: 1k

Data year: 2018
11. Chicago State University Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $45 million
Number of positions: 905

Data year: 2018
12. Eastern Illinois University Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $44 million
Number of positions: 590

Data year: 2018
13. Joliet Junior College Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $40 million
Number of positions: 850

Data year: 2018
14. Northeastern Illinois University Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $39 million
Number of positions: 664

Data year: 2018
15. College of Lake County Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $38 million
Number of positions: 996

Data year: 2018
16. William Rainey Harper College Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $32 million
Number of positions: 813

Data year: 2018
17. Oakton Community College Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $31 million
Number of positions: 771

Data year: 2018
18. Moraine Valley Community College Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $30 million
Number of positions: 926

Data year: 2018
19. Elgin Community College Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $26 million
Number of positions: 573

Data year: 2018
20. Parkland College Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $24 million
Number of positions: 619

Data year: 2018
21. University of Illinois at Springfield Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $24 million
Number of positions: 457

Data year: 2018
22. Southwestern Illinois College Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $23 million
Number of positions: 830

Data year: 2018
23. Illinois Central College Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $21 million
Number of positions: 701

Data year: 2018
24. Lincoln Land Community College Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $20 million
Number of positions: 505

Data year: 2018
25. Triton College Unit Higher Education

Salary expenditure: $19 million
Number of positions: 852

Data year: 2018

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