Who Makes What

How much money does Barack Obama make as a U.S. senator? Find out salary information about him and others in various fields.

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THEN AND NOW
Forty years ago, a Daley helmed City Hall (Richard J.), a pro sports franchise finished the regular season first in the regular season first in its league (the Blackhawks), and teacherse eked by on a slender income ($6,000). To see how things have changed, we took a look at a few salaries over time.

 
1967
IN TODAY’S DOLLARS*
INFLATION-ADJUSTED INCOME
TODAY
Median U.S. wage for women
$2,296
$13,852
70%
$23,546
(2005 - most recent year available)
Median U.S. wage for men
$5,974
$36,059
-3%
$34,926
(2005 - most recent year available)
Average major league baseball player
$19,000
(Source: usatoday.com)
$114,683
2,254%
$2,699,292
(White Sox player Joe Crede came the closest locally at $2.68 million in 2006; he’ll make $4.94 million in 2007)
(Source: sportsline.com)
Evanston District 65 teacher
$6,000
$36,216
89%
$68,571
Brian Stone, business education teacher, Evanston Township High School
Average faculty member, Northwestern University
$13,899
(Source: Time)
$83,893
38%
$115,800**
Entry-level nurse 
$6,500**
$39,234
22%
$48,048
Chicago Department of Health
Entry-level police officer, Chicago Police Department
$6,792**
$40,996
5%
$43,104
Director of a City of Chicago mental health center
$11,364**
$68,592
1%
$69,168
John M. Fusco
Entry-level librarian
$7,000**
$42,252
-1%
$41,688
Chicago Public Library
Evanston mayor
$3,600**
$21,729
-22%
$17,000**
Lorraine Morton
(2005 - most recent year available)
Average entry-level college grad with a degree in science or engineering
$8,400**
$50,702
-27%
$37,000
Stephanie McNee, cognitive science research assistant, University of Chicago
*Adjusted to 2006 rate using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index.
**Source: Chicago Tribune

 

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