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$4 million

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Median salary


With a population of 5k, Berkeley is classified as Small. It is larger than 22.82% of Municipal populations in Illinois.

The median salary in Berkeley is higher than 29.46% of Municipal median salaries in Illinois.

Berkeley spent more on payroll in 2017 than 34.85% of other employers in the Municipal category.

The highest spending department in Berkeley is the PD, with an annual payroll expenditure of $1,860,459.

Employees View all (124)

Top earners in Berkeley

Name Position Department Salary
John Kerner Sergeant Berkeley PD $112,793
Rodolfo Espirity Village Administrator Berkeley Adm $111,373
Tom Duffy Sergeant Berkeley PD $105,327
Phil Smith Police Chief Berkeley PD $99,419
Timothy Larem Commander Berkeley PD $97,078

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (5)

Top-spending departments in Berkeley

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
PD 42 $44,297 $2 million
FD 53 $16,366 $867k
Adm 11 $41,140 $453k
Public Works 9 $42,817 $385k
Elected 9 $5,585 $50k

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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