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Highest Paid Public Works Employees in Wheaton

Projected salaries for Wheaton Public Works employees is available on the City of Wheaton website.

Salary and benefit information for public employees is public record. We post this information because we think it will be of interest to our readers, many of whom are Wheaton residents and taxpayers who foot the bill.

Through the rest of the year, Wheaton Patch will regularly post the highest paid individuals from Wheaton's remaining taxing bodies: Wheaton Police Department, Wheaton Fire Department,Wheaton Public Library and Community Unit School District 200.

We have already posted:

  • 20 Highest Paid Teachers in District 200
  • 20 Highest Paid District 200 School Administrators
  • 10 Highest Paid Wheaton Park District Employees
  • 20 Highest Paid City of Wheaton Employees
  • How Much do Educators Make in Wheaton?

The following information on compensation for employees of the Public Works Department was obtained from the City of Wheaton website and a FOIA request.

Name, Position Annual Salary (Projected, FY 2013) Health Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance AD&D Total Vince Laoang, Director of Public Works $124,848 $19,167 $71.04 $291.36 $6 $144,384 Michael Jankovic, Sewers Superintendent $108,398 $13,334 $46.68 $16.80 $4.80 $121,800 Robert Harazin, Streets Superintendent $106,235

$13,334

$46.68 $16.80 $4.80 $119,637 Morris Anderson, Fleet Maintenance Superintendent $98,806 $13,334 $46.68 $16.80 $4.80 $112,208 Kevin Maloney, Forestry Superintendent $98,003 $13,334  -  $16.80 $4.80 $111,359 Robert McMillen, Water Superintendent $88,520 $19,167  -  $16.80 4.80 $107,710

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Mark Johnson November 14, 2012 at 08:31 PM
What about the retirement benefit (pension, IMRF, 401k, whatever the type of retirement benefit)?
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) November 14, 2012 at 08:52 PM
The above table includes what was provided by the city, except for uniform allowance (these employees did not have a uniform allowance).
Mark Johnson November 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM
The path to the source document in the authors post is www.wheaton.il.us > Departments > Human Resources > Compensation Report. www.wheaton.il.us/departments/hr/default.aspx?id=166 The Adobe file name is, "FY2013 Total Compensation Report Final (2)-1". The report is titled, "City of Wheaton, Public Act 97-0609 Total Compensation Report, March 22, 2012." The 171 City of Wheaton employees (not just public works but also other city, police, fire, and sanitary district employees) whose "Annual Total Compensation" is above $75,000 are listed as is required by by state law (Public Act 97-0069). The City of Wheaton has chosen not to include the employee names, only their titles, thus the need for Charlotte's FOIA. Poor transparency on part of the City as the taxpayer ultimately pays the salaries of the employees.
Mark Johnson November 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM
I wonder if the IMRF pension contribution is included in "Annual Salary" in the above link?
Jim McMahon November 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I'm in the wrong business.

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