Data year



$83 million

Total expenditure


Median salary


With a population of 150k, Rockford is classified as Large. It is larger than 100.00% of Municipal populations in Illinois.

The median salary in Rockford is higher than 78.42% of Municipal median salaries in Illinois.

Rockford spent more on payroll in 2017 than 99.17% of other employers in the Municipal category.

The highest spending department in Rockford is the Police, with an annual payroll expenditure of $28,760,964.

Employees View all (1273)

Top earners in Rockford

Name Position Department Salary
Robert Veruchi Police Investigator Rockford Police $158,510
Joseph Stevens Police Sergeant Rockford Police $157,472
Mark Jimenez Police Investigator Rockford Police $155,395
Derek Bergsten Fire Chief Rockford Fire Department $153,875
Daniel O'Shea Police Chief Rockford Police $153,308

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (17)

Top-spending departments in Rockford

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Police 353 $81,476 $29 million
Fire Department 310 $83,921 $26 million
Public Works 187 $52,496 $10 million
Human Services 100 $36,748 $4 million
Fire 911 43 $82,763 $4 million

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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