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With a population of 3k, Thornton is classified as Small. It is larger than 11.20% of Municipal populations in Illinois.

The median salary in Thornton is higher than 7.05% of Municipal median salaries in Illinois.

Thornton spent more on payroll in 2017 than 13.69% of other employers in the Municipal category.

The highest spending department in Thornton is the Police, with an annual payroll expenditure of $696,484.

Employees View all (60)

Top earners in Thornton

Name Position Department Salary
Doug Beckman Village Admin Thornton General Admin $87,500
Glenn P Beckman Chief Thornton Police $79,050
David Habecker Fire Chief Thornton Fire $76,595
Charlton Szabo Dep. Chief Thornton Police $76,500
Kathryn Verble-Novak Employee Thornton Police $67,061

Data year: 2017 (Source)

Departments View all (9)

Top-spending departments in Thornton

Department Number of employees Median salary Total expenditure
Police 20 $34,824 $696k
General Admin 9 $12,556 $113k
Streets 3 $37,003 $111k
Water 4 $25,173 $101k
Fire 1 $76,595 $77k

Data year: 2017 (Source)

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