Belleville School District 118 had 54 fewer employees in 2017 than it had in 2011. The total payroll grew by $2.17 million during those six years to $26.3 million last year.
The highest-paid employee in 2017 at $188,930 was Superintendent Matt Klosterman. The assistant superintendents were next, with Ryan Boike making $151,088 and Tracy Gray making $132,927.
Between 2011 and 2017 the average salary changed from $30,794 to $36,033, which includes substitute teachers and part-time salaries.
St. Clair, Madison and Monroe counties all responded to Illinois Freedom of Information Act requests for 2017 employee salaries. Belleville and Swansea municipal workers are also included.
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More local governments will be added to the BND’s public salary database as they are received.