by: Diane Benjamin
In 2012 the population of Bloomington is listed at 77,733. Champaign’s population was 82,517
This is a link to the City of Champaign salaries: http://ci.champaign.il.us/cms/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/2013-Compensation-Report-Final.pdf
This is a link to Library salaries in Champaign: http://ci.champaign.il.us/cms/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/FY-2012-13-ACTUAL-TOTAL-COMPENSATION-LIBRARY-POSTED-ON-CITY-WEBSITE.pdf
Champaign numbers are fiscal year ended 6/30/13
Champaign City Manager Salary: $194,905
Total employees for City and Library 496 + 108 (Library) = 604
Total Salaries/Benefits paid: $49,744,466 + 4,174,465 (Library) = $53,918,931
Bloomington City Manager Salary/Benefits: $ 224,242
Total employees for City and Library 619 (Per David Hales) Correction: 619 + the 17 new hires
Proposed Salaries/Benefits per Budget proposed: $64,482,606
Bloomington is paying $10,563,675 more for close to the same number of employees!
Think Bloomington employees are under-paid? Remember: Champaign is bigger than Bloomington.
More analysis tomorrow.