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Approximately 80% of the ~850 regular City of Evanston employees (non-seasonal, non-temporary) are union employees. The union employees' titles, pay grades, and pay rates are included in their respective union contracts listed below.
The Mayor of Evanston receives an annual salary of $19,066 and each Alderman receives a salary of $12,784. The Mayor and each Alderman are eligible to receive health care benefits for the same cost as non-union represented employees. The Mayor has accepted less salary than established by resolution. The Evanston City Clerk is an elected full-time position. The salary of the City Clerk is $53,265.
The Mayor and City Council do not receive retirement benefits from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). The City Clerk is covered by IMRF.
Note: Evanston's Mayor and Aldermen are part-time employees.
- Overtime Spending
- FY 2016 Total Budgeted Compensation for City Employees
- FY 2015 Projected Total Comp. for City Employees (Google Fusion Tables)
- FY 2014 Projected Total Comp. for City Employees (Google Fusion Tables)
- FY 2013 Total Compensation for City Employees (Google Fusion Tables)
- FY 2012 Total Compensation for City Employees (Google Fusion Tables)
- FY 2011 Total Compensation for City Employees (Google Fusion Tables)
- FY 2010 Total Compensation for City Employees (Google Fusion Tables)
- FY 2009 Total Compensation for City Employees (Google Fusion Tables)
- Gross Wages of All Salaries FY 2011-12
- Gross Wages and Pension Payments for City Employees FY 2010-11
- Gross Wages and Pension Payments for City Employees FY 2009-10
- Gross Wages and Pension Payments for City Employees FY 2008-09
- Gross Wages and Pension Payments for City Employees FY 2007-08
- Gross Wages and Pension Payments for City Employees FY 2006-07
- Gross Wages and Pension Payments for City Employees FY 2005-06
Current Pay Plans
AFSCME Union Employees
IL Fraternal Order of Police Union Employees
International Association of Firefighters Union Employees
All full-time employees are able to enroll in the City’s health, dental, life, and vision plans. Plan eligibility and employee contributions are determined by individual collective bargaining agreements. The City provides a $1,500 incentive to employees who opt-out of the City’s health insurance coverage. Full-time employees who retire with an immediate pension from the City are eligible to continue their health insurance for life at 100% of the premium cost. Please see the benefit summary and premium rate sheet for more information on insurance.
All permanent employees receive sick and vacation accruals based upon collective bargaining agreement, work schedule, and years of employment. Certain employee groups are also eligible for 4-5 floating holidays per calendar year based on the City’s holiday schedule. Please refer to the collective bargaining agreements for more information
The City of Evanston participates in three pension funds: the Police Pension Fund, the Fire Pension Fund, and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
The Police Pension Fund is for sworn members of the Evanston Police Department. For retirement eligibility, employees must have at least 20 years of service and be 50 years old. For more information on the Police Pension Fund, please contact Tim Schoolmaster.
Sworn members of the Evanston Fire Department participate in the Fire Pension Fund. To retire, employees must have at least 20 years of service and must be at least 50 years old. For more information regarding the Fire Pension Fund, please contact Deron Daugherty.
Permanent employees who work more than 1,000 hours per year and are not sworn members of the Police and Fire Departments participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). To be eligible for retirement, IMRF participants must have 8 years of service and be at least 55 years old. Beginning January 1, 2011, employees newly enrolled with IMRF must complete 10 years of service and be 62 years old to be eligible for retirement. For more information regarding IMRF, please contact the Human Resources Division at 847-448-8204.
Demographic data for full-time employees (as of 3/2015):
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Intergovernmental Personnel Benefit Cooperative
The City of Evanston joined the Intergovernmental Personnel Benefit Cooperative (IPBC) on December 1, 2009. This health/dental insurance cooperative allows the City to self-insure our benefits programs with the most efficient and flexible methods available. A description of the IPBC is provided below:
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