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Public salaries: Look up how much government workers are paid

News-Democrat

What do public employees make compared to you?

Each year the salaries of public employees such as teachers, police and politicians in southwestern Illinois are collected into a searchable database at BND.com/publicpay. Here is how much in taxes it takes to pay government workers, and how their
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Each year the salaries of public employees such as teachers, police and politicians in southwestern Illinois are collected into a searchable database at BND.com/publicpay. Here is how much in taxes it takes to pay government workers, and how their

Want to know where your taxes are going, what your child's teacher makes, how much that city laborer is paid, how many relatives are on the payroll or who gets the highest salary in the county?

Each year the News-Democrat uses the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the payrolls from local, county and state government units. Pension payments are also included.

Worker payrolls from 2017 are now available for Belleville, Swansea, Belleville Elementary District 118, St. Clair County, Monroe County and Madison County. Many more government units are available back to 2011.

Records include the employee and elected leaders' names, job, base salary, overtime or other cash payments and the total for the year.

More local governments will be added regularly.

Search public employee payrolls

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