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The List

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We asked dozens of citizens to tell us their salaries, from high to low, across many occupations. How does yours compare?

BUSINESS

MICHELLE MILONE
International imports facilitator, World Transport Agency USA

$50,000

Retail merchandiser, Driveline Retail Solutions (merchandising company)

$14,000

ALPHONSUS OLIEH JR.
Container broker, Olieh Industrial Solutions

$2.4 million

BILL EGAN
President, First Switzerland Financial (mortgage broker)

$150,000

TRACY NUNO
Interactive product support specialist, TMP Worldwide

$37,000

MICHAEL FRIEDLANDER
VP of business development and general counsel, Ramp­Rate Inc. (IT services adviser)

$275,000

ROOSEVELT HAYWOOD III
President and CEO, Haywood and Fleming Associates (insurance company)

$350,000

AN SHAUNEE JONES
Accounts payable manager, Click Commerce (commercial software)

$44,700

ERIN LERCHBACKER
Intern, accounts payable department, Wheels, Inc. (fleet management)

$15,600

KYLE FRAYN
Management associate, U.S. Steel

$54,000

Consultant, top-ten consulting firm

$71,000

VIVIAN YIP KELLER
Supply chain specialist, Ryerson

$61,000

KENNETH GRIFFIN
Hedge-fund manager, Citadel Investment Group (2007 earnings; source: Alpha)

$1.5 billion

JERROD HOWE
Operations supervisor, Kraft Foods, Global

$75,000

ROB KOWALCZYK
Part-time reference and bibliographic instruction librarian, Triton College ($15,000), and pizza chef, Gruppo di Amici ($5,000)

$20,000

Recruiter/account executive, consulting and staffing firm

$70,000

BENJAMIN PIETRUCHA
Search profile analyst, R. H. Donnelley

$30,000

NEAL DRASGA
Actuary, CNA Insurance

$65,000

KIM HERZOG
Owner, L & H Electric

$70,000

TAMMY T. WASHINGTON
Conference and event manager, National Safety Council ($65,000), and owner, Everything Eventful ($25,000)

$90,000

Higher education and healthcare consultant, Huron Consulting Group

Approx. $85,000
 

HEALTH

POPPY COLEMAN
Continuous improvement specialist, Northwestern University, Department of Medicine

$45,000

Podiatric physician and surgeon

$400,000

BRADLEY LANGER
Chair, radiology department, Stroger Hospital

$352,231

RICHARD KEEN
Chair, surgery department, Stroger Hospital

$444,239

ALEXIS KORAN
Staff assistant, American Medical Association

$43,000

JIN NGAN
Acupuncturist, Ton Shen Health
(part-time)

$40,000

JASON MARKOFF
Pharmacy technician, Walgreens

$23,920

DAVID BLATT
Physician, Howard Brown Health Center (for 7/06 to 6/07)

$173,460

FOOD & DRINK

ADAM MARKS
Waiter, Perennial

$45,000

KARIN FJELLMAN
Cashier, Whole Foods Market

$10,000

THERESA “T. J.” JOHNSTON
Bartender, Molly’s Pub and Grill, Heat Nightclub

$55,000

Dining room manager, four-star restaurant

$42,000

TYLER SAMPLES
Barista, The Gallery Café

$14,000

BILLY HELMKAMP
Bar owner, The Whistler (for three months in 2008)

$10,000

MATTHEW SIRCHIA
Server, Penny’s Noodle Shop

$23,400

JESSICA POPOV
Marketing and event coordinator, No Chance Productions

$50,000

RACHAEL SMITH
Part-time bartender, Five Star Bar

$40,000

PATRICK PONCHER
Owner/manager, Five Star Bar

$100,000

WILLIAM FLANAGAN
Bouncer, Five Star Bar

$19,000

DANIEL GIBBONS
Executive director, Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation
(for 7/06 to 6/07)

$81,770

PRAKASH J. BHATT
Associate civil engineer, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

$50,000

 

GASTRONOMICS

Real salaries from a two-star restaurant in the West Loop:

*Calculated from the actual income of one server, who then split her tips with one busboy and a few food runners.

 

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