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SIUE salaries now on the public pay database

The university paid more than $133 million in salaries in 2015, according to public records.
The university paid more than $133 million in salaries in 2015, according to public records. BND

The salaries of 3,184 employees of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville are now online at www.bnd.com/publicpay.

The highest-paid person at the college was now-departed Chancellor Julie Anne Furst-Bowe, who made $323,819.84 in 2015. That comes to $155.68 an hour for a 2,080-hour work year.

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville paid $133,864,917.80 total in salaries in 2015. The median salary for employees who made more than $20,800 — $10 an hour for a full-time work year — was $48,581.17, which was earned by a mechanic. There were 2,145 people who made at least $20,800 in 2015.

The salaries posted on the News-Democrat’s website don’t include insurance or retirement benefits.

The School of Pharmacy was one of the largest departments with consistently well-paid staff. The department employed 49 people in 2015 who made above $20,800, and their average salary was $107,194.59.

On the other hand, food service workers fared the worst of all employees who made above $20,800. In that department, 71 workers above $20,800 made an average of $33,300.67.

The BND’s public pay database lists the latest taxpayer-paid salaries for public employees, either the calendar year or the fiscal year, whichever figures were made available most recently.

The database is updated once or twice a week. It also contains salaries for employees in six counties, four cities, a dozen local school districts and SWIC.

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