Data year



$72 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


With a population of 75k, Evanston is classified as Large. It is larger than 96.68% of Municipal populations in Illinois.

The median salary in Evanston is higher than 21.99% of Municipal median salaries in Illinois.

Evanston spent more on payroll in 2017 than 98.76% of other employers in the Municipal category.

The highest spending department in Evanston is the Fire/Fire Suppression, with an annual payroll expenditure of $10,969,311.

Employees View all (1917)

Top earners in Evanston

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (110)

Top-spending departments in Evanston

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Fire/Fire Suppression 103 $106,498 $11 million
Police/Patrol 102 $97,480 $10 million
Police/Criminal Investigations 16 $112,689 $2 million
Police/Neighborhood Enforcement Team 14 $122,314 $2 million
Administrative Services/Facilities 27 $61,231 $2 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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