Lake Forest



Data year



$22 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


With a population of 19k, Lake Forest is classified as Medium. It is larger than 61.00% of Municipal populations in Illinois.

The median salary in Lake Forest is higher than 22.82% of Municipal median salaries in Illinois.

Lake Forest spent more on payroll in 2017 than 87.97% of other employers in the Municipal category.

The highest spending department in Lake Forest is the Police Sworn, with an annual payroll expenditure of $4,254,969.

Employees View all (620)

Top earners in Lake Forest

Name Position Department Salary
Robert Kiely City Manager Lake Forest Office Of City Manager $268,101
Elizabeth Holleb Director Of Finance Lake Forest Finance $170,898
Michael Thomas Director Of Public Works Lake Forest Public Works Admin $170,760
Catherine Czerniak Director Of Comm. Develop. Lake Forest Planning $159,094
Karl Walldorf Police Chief Lake Forest Police Sworn $157,311

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (25)

Top-spending departments in Lake Forest

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Police Sworn 41 $103,780 $4 million
Fire 47 $81,869 $4 million
Recreation 310 $8,965 $3 million
Parks 28 $40,100 $1 million
Planning 13 $78,459 $1 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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