Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago Municipal


Data year



$690 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


The median salary in Chicago Transit Authority is higher than 66.67% of Chicago Municipal median salaries in Illinois.

Chicago Transit Authority spent more on payroll in 2017 than 66.67% of other employers in the Chicago Municipal category.

The highest spending department in Chicago Transit Authority is the Bus Operations, with an annual payroll expenditure of $258,666,994.

Employees View all (10864)

Top earners in Chicago Transit Authority

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (34)

Top-spending departments in Chicago Transit Authority

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Bus Operations 4,169 $62,045 $259 million
Rail Operations 2,219 $51,263 $114 million
Bus Maintenance 1,085 $64,701 $70 million
Power & Way Maintenance 610 $102,319 $62 million
Rail Maintenance 778 $69,203 $54 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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