A published report indicates more than 6,200 Illinois state government workers took home compensation of more than $100,000 in 2012.
Gatehouse Media Illinois newspapers reported this weekend that 8 percent of the state’s workforce topped $100,000 in compensation last year. That’s about 17 percent of a $4.5 billion payroll.
The analysis looked at all compensation, including overtime pay. The review did not include thousands of university employees. It found that the number of workers taking home more than $100,000 grew by 1,100 in 2012.
The top earner among the data reviewed was Robert Rupnik. He is chief investment officer for the teachers’ retirement system. His compensation was $357,000 in 2012. Governor Pat Quinn’s salary was $177,000, earning him 687th place.