Clay County



Data year



$2 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


With a population of 13k, Clay County is classified as Small. It is larger than 26.09% of County populations in Illinois.

The median salary in Clay County is higher than 38.57% of County median salaries in Illinois.

Clay County spent more on payroll in 2017 than 21.43% of other employers in the County category.

The highest spending department in Clay County is the Sheriff, with an annual payroll expenditure of $529,536.

Employees View all (76)

Top earners in Clay County

Name Position Department Salary
Joel J.C. Powless State's Attorney Clay County State's Attorney $128,959
Christopher S. Elliott Public Defender Clay County Court $116,063
Cory N Heuerman Deputy Clay County Sheriff $68,262
Steven R Spitzner Deputy Clay County Sheriff $66,182
Mark A Feldhake Deputy Clay County Sheriff $66,065

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (13)

Top-spending departments in Clay County

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Sheriff 9 $58,837 $530k
State's Attorney 5 $56,148 $281k
Clerk 7 $38,591 $270k
Court 10 $26,434 $264k
Corrections 6 $37,502 $225k

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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