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October 21, 2014, 12:24 am
970 WMAY News

Report: 17 Percent of Payroll Going to State Workers Who Make $100,000 or More

A published report finds more than 6,200 Illinois state government workers took home compensation of more than $100,000 last year.


GateHouse Media Illinois reports that 8 percent of the state's workforce topped $100,000 in 2012, making up about 17 percent of a $4.5 billion payroll.


About 10% of state workers in Sangamon County make over $100,000, led by Robert Rupnik, chief investment officer for the Teachers Retirement System.


He made $357,000 last year, the highest state worker salary in Illinois.


Most of the highest paid employees in Sangamon County are circuit court judges or associate judges, whose salaries are covered by the state.


The analysis looked at all compensation, including overtime pay.

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