Comparing Salaries: Bloomington and Champaign

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

(source:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=6396)

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.

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