The Village of Oak Lawn posted the 2012 salaries of village employees on its website. Earnings include gross wages (before taxes) and do not include benefits, such as healthcare. We've included some of the top earners, and randomly chosen municipal employees for perspective.
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The highest paid employee was Larry Deetjen, whose salary remained the same from the year before at 154,732. Laura A. Skala, a telecommunicator who works in the village’s Emergency Communications Center, was the second highest-paid, village employee earning 151,999.90.
The village fire department out earned the police department, leading with 65 100K+ salary earners, compared to the 32 police officers that made $100,000 or more in 2012.
The job titles include batalion chief, firefighter/paramedic, fire enginerr, police watch commander, police sergeant and patrol officer.
Oak Lawn’s top cop, Police Chief Bill Villanova, made $137,000 last year
Village Fire Bureau chief James E. Leikel out earned his boss, Fire Chief George Sheets; both earned 133,817 and $117,880, respectively.
A village custodian made more money than the full-time village clerk.
See how Oak Lawn compares to Evergreen Park 2012 salaries.
Dave Heilmann is paid $46,384 for his part-time services as village president; his mayor’s salary is the same as last year’s.
Tom Phelan (Dist. 6) was the highest paid village trustee at $9,200; followed by the second-highest, Tom Duhig (Dist. 4) and Alex Olejniczak (Dist. 2), who both made $8,200 in 2012.
Cindy Trautsch (Dist. 1), Bob Streit (Dist. 3) and Carol Quinlan (Dist. 5) were all paid $7,200 for their work as trustees last year.
It’s all public information.
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Here are the top $100,000+ earners working for the Village of Oak Lawn.Employee Position Salary
Larry Deetjen, Village Manager, $154,732
- Laura Skala, Telecommunicator, $151,999
- Bill Villanova, Chief of Police, $137,000
- James E. Leikel, Fire Bureau Chief, $133,817
- Robert A. Wesselhoff,
Fire Captain, $131,354
- Michael Bowman, Fire Captain, $128,848
- Todd Standord, Firefighter/paramedic
- Robert Pawlowski, Police Division Chief, $127,900
- Michael Kaufmann, Police Division Chief, $127,900
- Brian Tiernen, Fire Lt.
- Melvin Clark, Police Watch Lt.
- Joseph Stubss, Police Lt.
- Dennis Doyle, Police Watch Lt.