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1. City of Chicago Department Of Police Department Police Department

Salary expenditure: $1 billion
Number of positions: 15k

Data year: 2018
2. City of Chicago Department Of Fire Department Fire Department

Salary expenditure: $608 million
Number of positions: 5k

Data year: 2018
3. City of Chicago Water Management Department

Salary expenditure: $201 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
4. City of Chicago Streets And Sanitation Department

Salary expenditure: $168 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
5. City of Chicago Department Of Aviation Department

Salary expenditure: $137 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
6. City of Chicago Department Of Transportation Department

Salary expenditure: $112 million
Number of positions: 1k

Data year: 2018
7. City of Chicago Office Of Emerg Communications Department

Salary expenditure: $95 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
8. City of Chicago Fleet & Facilities Mgmt (2FM) Department

Salary expenditure: $94 million
Number of positions: 1k

Data year: 2018
9. City of Chicago Chicago Public Library Department

Salary expenditure: $57 million
Number of positions: 1k

Data year: 2018
10. City of Chicago Health Dept Department

Salary expenditure: $42 million
Number of positions: 545

Data year: 2018
11. City of Chicago Department Of Finance Department

Salary expenditure: $41 million
Number of positions: 610

Data year: 2018
12. City of Chicago Department Of Law Department

Salary expenditure: $32 million
Number of positions: 475

Data year: 2018
13. City of Chicago Department Of Buildings Department

Salary expenditure: $29 million
Number of positions: 296

Data year: 2018
14. City of Chicago Family And Support Services Department

Salary expenditure: $26 million
Number of positions: 471

Data year: 2018
15. City of Chicago Committee On Finance Department

Salary expenditure: $24 million
Number of positions: 522

Data year: 2018
16. City of Chicago Dept Of Planning & Development Department

Salary expenditure: $14 million
Number of positions: 169

Data year: 2018
17. City of Chicago Business Affairs/Consumer Pro. Department

Salary expenditure: $13 million
Number of positions: 189

Data year: 2018
18. City of Chicago Dpt Of Innovation & Technology Department

Salary expenditure: $10 million
Number of positions: 107

Data year: 2018
19. City of Chicago Civilian Office Police Account Department Police Department

Salary expenditure: $9 million
Number of positions: 154

Data year: 2018
20. City of Chicago Mayor's Office Department

Salary expenditure: $8 million
Number of positions: 124

Data year: 2018
21. City of Chicago Dept Of Procurement Services Department

Salary expenditure: $7 million
Number of positions: 100

Data year: 2018
22. City of Chicago Inspector Generals Office Department

Salary expenditure: $7 million
Number of positions: 103

Data year: 2018
23. City of Chicago Office Of City Clerk Department

Salary expenditure: $7 million
Number of positions: 115

Data year: 2018
24. City of Chicago Board Of Election Commissioner Department

Salary expenditure: $6 million
Number of positions: 120

Data year: 2018
25. City of Chicago Department Of Human Resources Department

Salary expenditure: $6 million
Number of positions: 84

Data year: 2018

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