Illinois government workers paid better than private sector workers

This is a hotly debated subject with both sides of this fight presenting their own studies. This latest one comes from the Illinois Policy Institute, a free-market think tank.

Among its key findings:

  • Compensation per state government employee averaged $69,500, which is 23 percent more than the private sector worker average of $56,500. Much of the difference was in employer-paid benefits, which were more than 1.5 times that of private employees. State employees received 16 percent more in wages and salaries than private employees.
  • Compensation per local government employee averaged $63,100, which is 12 percent more than the private sector worker average of $56,500. Much of the difference was in employer-paid benefits, which were more than 1.5 times that of private employees. Local government employees received 4 percent more in wages and salaries than private employees.

Greg Hinz, political columnist for Crain's Chicago Business, has a thoughtful response to the study here.

 

Leave a comment

  • Advertisement:
  • Advertisement:
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Visit my new website

    I'm a freelance writer, editor and author. I can help you with a wide variety of projects. Check out my new website at www.dennisbyrne.net

  • Subscribe to The Barbershop

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Dennis Byrne’s Facebook Fan Page

  • Like me on Facebook

  • Our National Debt

  • Twitter

  • Tags

  • Recent Comments

    • The east and west coast papers should share the Pulitzer Prize -- for fiction.
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • fb_avatar
      Illinois bonds administered by Mr. Whipple. He;s well qualified because he's used to working with rolls of Charmin.....
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • Oh my. It's early yet, Dennis, but you have a point. Suddenly I'm not looking at the 2020 campaign stories…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • fb_avatar
      Thanks for sharing.I found a lot of interesting information here. A really good post, very thankful and hopeful plex.software…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • Yes, it seems there's been a tsunami of apologies or demands for them. Apologies? Look where it got…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
  • /Users/dennisby/Desktop/trailer.mp4
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: