Data year



$68 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


With a population of 112k, Elgin is classified as Large. It is larger than 97.93% of Municipal populations in Illinois.

The median salary in Elgin is higher than 41.91% of Municipal median salaries in Illinois.

Elgin spent more on payroll in 2017 than 98.34% of other employers in the Municipal category.

The highest spending department in Elgin is the Fire/Fire Suppressio/Publ, with an annual payroll expenditure of $15,468,776.

Employees View all (1300)

Top earners in Elgin

Name Position Department Salary
Anthony Bialek Fire Captain - Paramedic Elgin Fire/Fire Suppressio/Publ $262,296
Richard Kozal City Manager Elgin City Manager $226,420
William Cogley Corp Counsel/Chief Dev Officer Elgin Legal/Litigation $213,562
Hollis Miller Fire Captain Elgin Fire/Fire Suppressio/Publ $199,162
Richard Cummings Jr Fire Captain Elgin Fire/Fire Suppressio/Publ $193,259

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (59)

Top-spending departments in Elgin

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Fire/Fire Suppressio/Publ 138 $112,093 $15 million
Police/Preventive Patr/Pu 136 $101,778 $14 million
Police/Major Investiga/Pu 58 $107,833 $6 million
Water Operating/Admin/Pla 43 $73,027 $3 million
Police/Emergency Commu/Pu 34 $72,134 $2 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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