Data year



$237 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


The median salary in METRA is higher than 75.00% of Regional median salaries in Illinois.

METRA spent more on payroll in 2017 than 100.00% of other employers in the Regional category.

The highest spending department in METRA is the Transp Ops, with an annual payroll expenditure of $22,854,758.

Employees View all (3100)

Top earners in METRA

Name Position Department Salary
Donald A Orseno Ceo Executive Director METRA $433,746
Peter Zwolfer Dep Exec Director Operations METRA Dep Ex Dr/Ops $255,208
John A Milano Dep Exec Dir Administration METRA Dep Ex Dr/Adm $244,921
Thomas J Farmer Chief Financial Officer METRA Finance Aff $218,439
Sue Ann Rosen General Counsel METRA Law $208,813

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (95)

Top-spending departments in METRA

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Transp Ops 219 $104,360 $23 million
Ri/Mech 319 $63,143 $20 million
Me/Ops 207 $93,128 $19 million
Milw/Mech 245 $66,472 $16 million
Me/Mech 224 $68,608 $15 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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