8 Percent of Illinois Workers Made Over $100,000 in 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A published report indicates more than 6,200 Illinois state government workers took home compensation of more than $100,000 in 2012.

GateHouse Media Illinois newspapers reported this weekend that 8 percent of the state's workforce topped $100,000 in compensation last year. That's about 17 percent of a $4.5 billion payroll.

The analysis looked at all compensation -- including overtime pay. The review did not include thousands of university employees.

It found that the number of workers taking home more than $100,000 grew by 1,100 in 2012.

The top earner among the data reviewed was Robert Rupnik. He is chief investment officer for the Teachers' Retirement System. His compensation was $357,000 in 2012.

Gov. Pat Quinn's salary was $177,000 -- good for 687th place.


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