Cook County

Cook or Collar County


Data year



$2 billion

Total expenditure


Median salary


With a population of 5 million, Cook County is classified as Large. It is larger than 100.00% of Cook or Collar County populations in Illinois.

The median salary in Cook County is higher than 100.00% of Cook or Collar County median salaries in Illinois.

Cook County spent more on payroll in 2017 than 100.00% of other employers in the Cook or Collar County category.

The highest spending department in Cook County is the Stroger Hospital, with an annual payroll expenditure of $357,696,824.

Employees View all (20643)

Top earners in Cook County

Name Position Department Salary
John J Shannon Chief Executive Officer -Cchhs Cook County Bureau Of Health $544,054
Peter J Egofske Attend Physician Sr Xii Sc Cook County Stroger Hospital $536,361
Bruce Benjamin Attend Physician Sr Xii Sc Cook County Stroger Hospital $521,762
Courtney Hollowell Chr Of The Div Of Urology Surg Cook County Stroger Hospital $472,500
Richard R Keen Med Dept Chair Surgery Cook County Stroger Hospital $470,893

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (143)

Top-spending departments in Cook County

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Stroger Hospital 3,719 $96,181 $358 million
Department Of Corrections 3,839 $72,644 $279 million
State's Attorney 1,000 $83,614 $84 million
Court Services Division 1,028 $74,451 $77 million
Clerk of Court 1,311 $54,356 $71 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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