Corrupt, Democrat infested Illinois leads the nation in government employees who make more than $100,000 a year. This is my shocked face.
According to analysis by government watch dog group OpenTheBooks, employees ranging from teachers, and other educators, administrators, and even bus drivers and barbers make almost four times the average annual income than the average Americans.
The average Illinois citizen only earns $34,489 a year. So, how does a government barber make over $100,000?
Per Just the News:
The nonprofit government watchdog organization OpenTheBooks.com found educators, city managers, bus drivers and even barbers were pulling in more than $100,000 a year. A total of 132,188 public employees made six-figure salaries, costing taxpayers $17 billion.
“Six-figure public employees skyrocketed from 94,000 in 2018 to just shy of 133,000 in 2021, so there is a new minimum wage for government work in Illinois and it’s $100,000-plus,” said OpenTheBooks founder and CEO Adam Andrzejewski.
The audit found that nearly 500 educators in public schools earned salaries between $200,000 and $439,000. Several superintendents of school districts are pulling down more than $350,000 a year, including Edward Mansfield, the head of the Homewood Flossmoor school district, who made over $434,000 in 2021.
Eighteen retired school superintendents received $300,000 in retirement pensions, including Lawrence Wyllie from Lincoln-Way school district, who made $361,787.
City managers in Illinois made more money than all 50 governors. The city managers of Rolling Meadows and Evanston, and the village managers of Grayslake and Palatine all made more than $300,000 last year.
This is an outrage, really.
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