$289,078… That’s how much Roger Eddy makes every year from two taxpayer funded government jobs. The average household income in the 110th House District is $32,500. Eddy is earning over 9 times that in government compensation! While working families struggle to make ends meet, Roger Eddy is enriching himself on taxpayer dollars. On total base salary, Eddy out-earns all Governors of the 50 states!
Two Salaries: $181,969
Two Sets of Perks: $21,905
Two Big Annual Pension Payments: $85,204
Total Compensation: $289,078
Click here for Roger Eddy’s “sick bank” account– 417 accumulated days worth over $261,000 at retirement.
DETAILS: How can Eddy make $289,078 at taxpayer expense?
From For The Good of Illinois, Click here to review the most updated Roger Eddy Compensation Analysis.
With two base salaries equaling $181,969; Roger Eddy outearns every governor of the 50 states.
Source: The Book of States 2010.
REVIEW EDDY’S SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT: click here
As Hutsonville Superintendent, Roger Eddy has a $107,400 salary. Please review his 2011-2012 contract, click here. He is required to “work” only 171 days per year. From the contract, a “working day” can be a weekend or even a holiday. But, Eddy is given additional flexibility. By excising his contractual right to 20 vacation days, 19 sick days, and 4 personal days, Eddy could be “on-the-job” only 132 days a year.
Eddy’s Illinois state taxpayer funded portion of his Teachers Retirement (TRS) payment was 22.4% of his pensionable salary in 2011. This amounted to $24,058. Confirmed in an email from TRS, teachers and administrators pay 9.4% of their pay, local districts pay .5% and state taxpayers pay 22.4%.
REVIEW EDDY’S STATE REP COMPENSATION:
According to data from www.openthebooks.com and confirmed with the State Comptroller’s Office, in 2010 Roger Eddy made salary and leadership bonuses totally $74,569 as a Republican state representative. As 2011 numbers are published, we will update our analysis.
In addition, he received a per diem of $7,909 for food and lodging during legislative days and a $2,733 mileage reimbursement to cover commuting costs from his home to the capitol. These perquisites total $10,642. Putting this in perspective, the SALARY of a Texas state representative is $7,400 per year. Just Eddy’s state rep PERKS are 140% of the SALARY of a Texas rep.
Eddy’s Illinois state taxpayer funded portion of his legislative pension, General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) was 82% of his pensionable earnings. As Illinois pension expert Bill Zettler has pointed out, this sum amounted to $61,147. COGFA confirms the 82.25% number.