Cook County Forest Preserve

Forest Preserve


Data year



$36 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


The median salary in Cook County Forest Preserve is higher than 80.00% of Forest Preserve median salaries in Illinois.

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

The highest spending department in Cook County Forest Preserve is the Maintenance-Landscape, with an annual payroll expenditure of $8,619,574.

Employees View all (748)

Top earners in Cook County Forest Preserve

Name Position Department Salary
Arnold Randall General Superintendent Cook County Forest Preserve General Office $181,953
Eileen Figel Deputy Superintendent Cook County Forest Preserve General Office $163,613
Dennis A White Chief Attorney Cook County Forest Preserve Legal Department $155,476
Stephen C Hughes Chief Financial Officer Cook County Forest Preserve Finance & Admin $146,562
Michelle Gage Director Of Human Resources Cook County Forest Preserve Human Resources $120,893

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (12)

Top-spending departments in Cook County Forest Preserve

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Maintenance-Landscape 241 $35,766 $9 million
Law Enforcement 120 $66,442 $8 million
Conservation & Experimental 119 $32,608 $4 million
Resource Management 64 $60,320 $4 million
Maintenance-Facilities 40 $61,825 $2 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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