Over 10 percent of Illinois government workers making more than $100,000
SPRINGFIELD - According to a published report, over 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013, and that back-wage payouts and overtime were responsible for many of the larger salaries.
Nearly 7,800 employees topped $100,000 in salary last year, which is just over 10 percent of the workforce. They received a total of $966 million, which is about 21 percent of the state's payroll.
Anders Lindall, spokesperson of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union, says the compensation figures are skewed, and that staff shortages are causing overtime. Lindall also says that back wages wouldn't pump up salaries had they been paid on time.