Chicago Public Schools

Chicago School District


Data year



$2 billion

Total expenditure


Median salary


The highest spending department in Chicago Public Schools is the Diverse Lrn Related Svc Prv Cw, with an annual payroll expenditure of $91,133,160.

Employees View all (48512)

Top earners in Chicago Public Schools

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (666)

Top-spending departments in Chicago Public Schools

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Diverse Lrn Related Svc Prv Cw 1,353 $67,356 $91 million
City Wide Education General 4,363 $15,332 $67 million
City Wide Facility Ops & Maint 1,332 $47,166 $63 million
Albert G Lane Tech High School 330 $62,383 $21 million
Marie Sklodowska Curie Metro H 313 $61,136 $19 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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