Jackson County



Data year



$8 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


With a population of 59k, Jackson County is classified as Medium. It is larger than 79.71% of County populations in Illinois.

The median salary in Jackson County is higher than 81.43% of County median salaries in Illinois.

Jackson County spent more on payroll in 2017 than 65.71% of other employers in the County category.

The highest spending department in Jackson County is the Sheriff's Department, with an annual payroll expenditure of $3,917,391.

Employees View all (200)

Top earners in Jackson County

Name Position Department Salary
Michael Carr State'S Attorney Jackson County State's Attorney $166,508
Maurice Mccann Court Operations Director Jackson County Courts $100,589
Margaret Degen Chief Public Defender Jackson County Public Defender $95,275
Mark Hamrock Assistant Attorney Jackson County State's Attorney $87,360
Jeffrey Whitbeck Jail Captain Jackson County Sheriff's Department $79,339

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (15)

Top-spending departments in Jackson County

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Sheriff's Department 90 $43,527 $4 million
State's Attorney 16 $58,280 $932k
Circuit Clerk 19 $36,482 $693k
Public Defender 8 $52,489 $420k
County Clerk 11 $34,266 $377k

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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