City of Chicago

Chicago Municipal


Data year



$3 billion

Total expenditure


Median salary


With a population of 3 million, City of Chicago is classified as Large.

The median salary in City of Chicago is higher than 100.00% of Chicago Municipal median salaries in Illinois.

City of Chicago spent more on payroll in 2017 than 100.00% of other employers in the Chicago Municipal category.

The highest spending department in City of Chicago is the Department Of Police, with an annual payroll expenditure of $1,422,273,213.

Employees View all (35624)

Top earners in City of Chicago

Name Position Department Salary
Ginger S Evans Commissioner Of Aviation City of Chicago Department Of Aviation $400,000
Clarence A Wisnar Filtration Engineer V City of Chicago Water Management $344,046
John D Dowd Lieutenant City of Chicago Department Of Police $300,657
Edward W Heerdt Police Officer (Assigned As Detective) City of Chicago Department Of Police $285,070
John L Foster Sergeant City of Chicago Department Of Police $279,613

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (37)

Top-spending departments in City of Chicago

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Department Of Police 14,058 $101,172 $1 billion
Department Of Fire 4,971 $120,176 $597 million
Water Management 2,062 $90,097 $186 million
Streets And Sanitation 2,460 $65,294 $161 million
Department Of Aviation 1,737 $73,160 $127 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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