A published report has found that more than 10 percent of state employees made more than $100,000 in 2013, which is up $1,600 from the previous year.
Overtime and back-wage payouts were responsible for the boost, according to the Springfield State-Journal Register. The report goes on to state that 7,800 employees earned at least $100,000, totaling around $966 Million, which is roughly 21% of the state’s total payroll.
Anders Lindall, a spokesman with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees says those figures are skewed, however. He says staff shortages are creating more overtime work and the back-wages wouldn’t have bumped up salaries had they been paid on time.