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Michigan Government Salaries Database

As part of our efforts on government transparency, we obtained data on the compensation of most public employees in the state. This information has been used to fact check claims about salaries, verify data from other open records requests, and hold government spending accountable. We offer this database as a service to taxpayers – if you support our efforts, please consider making a donation.

The information in this database is gathered through public records requests to state and local government entities. We requested the total gross income of public workers for three full fiscal years 2014, 2015 and 2016 plus education workers for 2017 – the information is posted as we received it. The amounts in the database are only for salary, not the cost of other benefits. For law enforcement officers, the state denied releasing their names – so for about 15,000 employees, the name is blank. The state also denied releasing the names and wages of some executive and legislative employees.

NameEmployerJob2014 Wage2015 Wage2016 Wage▾2017 Wage
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Horsch, EllenMichigan Technological UniversityOther Administration194,305.84206,173.87216,260.08n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a223,807.64
Hand, DavidMichigan Technological UniversityOther Administration152,942.24179,425.46182,249.99n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a186,490.41
Dessellier, RobertaMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business104,192.35114,923.05122,499.91n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a146,817.26
Irwin, JohnMichigan Technological UniversityTeaching126,727.33108,795.68116,559.67n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a145,967.18
Auer, NancyMichigan Technological UniversityTeaching90,890.3998,400.8795,634.13n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a109,789.82
Kitalong, KarlaMichigan Technological UniversityTeaching84,485.1885,800.3284,487.18n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a88,946.87
Hendrickson, JulieMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business75,162.4980,143.1782,873.96n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a85,624.64
Perram, DavidMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Education71,462.2375,815.6580,104.05n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a83,007.78
Wagner, ScottMichigan Technological UniversityTeaching70,023.4377,356.2880,297.39n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a78,871.59
Cadwell, BrianMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business57,630.8159,503.7865,174.99n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a78,515.47
Larson, BenjaminMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business65,874.3472,942.2574,740.00n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a77,291.03
Fredrickson, DavidMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business68,150.9870,476.8473,462.52n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a74,311.58
Nordstrom, DavidMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business67,107.4769,660.2771,667.44n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a73,874.11
Kyllonen, PatriciaMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business59,386.0663,127.9069,500.06n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a71,365.39
Mccullah, CarolMichigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a71,355.91
Arney, ToddMichigan Technological UniversityTeaching54,593.4557,256.8867,661.87n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a69,597.02
Jukkala, LisaMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business62,016.7964,063.1466,317.03n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a68,767.04
Kearly, ThomasMichigan Technological UniversityTeaching96,348.22103,431.24112,195.10n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a67,704.66
Pollins, ElizabethMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business46,951.5957,315.4564,959.96n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a67,440.73
Jenich, CathyMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business58,387.6259,607.6371,495.33n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a67,124.01
Mauno, RonaldMichigan Technological UniversityTeaching (Temporary)6,326.08n/an/an/a
Michigan Technological UniversityTeaching53,277.0162,171.7764,064.60n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a65,448.45
Benda, DianeMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business59,158.7461,428.5763,445.60n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a65,436.63
Sayen, GinaMichigan Technological UniversitySecretary-Clerical-Bookkeeper64,327.2068,355.2172,498.40n/a
Michigan Technological UniversityOvertime Clerical/Administrative Support603.66858.33n/an/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a64,889.46
Matthews, SylviaMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business61,257.9163,705.0166,153.27n/a
Michigan Technological Universityn/an/an/a64,406.73
Salo, KarenMichigan Technological UniversityOther Professional Business54,751.4857,243.8259,756.45n/a