DeKalb County



Data year



$29 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


With a population of 104k, DeKalb County is classified as Large. It is larger than 85.51% of County populations in Illinois.

The median salary in DeKalb County is higher than 8.57% of County median salaries in Illinois.

DeKalb County spent more on payroll in 2017 than 91.43% of other employers in the County category.

The highest spending department in DeKalb County is the Sheriff, with an annual payroll expenditure of $3,864,431.

Employees View all (1122)

Top earners in DeKalb County

Name Position Department Salary
Gary H. Hanson County Administrator DeKalb County Administration $182,744
Gary H. Hanson Public Building Comm. DeKalb County Public Building Commission $182,744
Richard D Amato State'S Attorney DeKalb County State's Attorney $166,504
Ryan D. Pettengell Patrol Sergeant DeKalb County Sheriff $153,540
Thomas O. Mcculloch Public Defender DeKalb County Public Defender $149,864

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (58)

Top-spending departments in DeKalb County

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Sheriff 44 $87,828 $4 million
Sheriff-Corrections 37 $62,882 $2 million
Health 49 $41,527 $2 million
Sheriff-Communications 22 $66,998 $1 million
Nh-Noncertified Rn 31 $41,963 $1 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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