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$20 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


With a population of 43k, DeKalb is classified as Medium. It is larger than 90.46% of Municipal populations in Illinois.

The median salary in DeKalb is higher than 88.80% of Municipal median salaries in Illinois.

DeKalb spent more on payroll in 2017 than 84.65% of other employers in the Municipal category.

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Top earners in DeKalb

Name Position Salary
Anne Marie Gaura City Manager $175,436
Patricia Hoppenstedt Assistant City Manager $149,444
Eugene Lowery Police Chief $149,287
Eric Hicks Fire Chief $145,395
Jacob Keck * Support Services Superintendent $139,232

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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