February 8, 2012
$289,078 in total compension plus
Click here to review the most updated Roger Eddy Compensation Analysis.
January 31, 2012
December 4, 2011
“IT’S JUST WRONG.”
For 2011, Eddy has a total compensation package funded by Illinois taxpayers of over $283,520 per year. When our Freedom of Information Requests are fulfilled regarding his government health benefits and his accumulated “bank account” of unused sick days, we will update our analysis. We anticipate his annual compensation will exceed $300,000.
Roger Eddy is a poster boy example of Illinois public greed.
With two base salaries equaling $181,969; Roger Eddy outearns every governor of the 50 states. Source: The Book of States 2010.
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%.
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.
Pension reform needs to start with our elected leaders.
Typically, a public official’s response to our published compensation numbers will be, “it’s all legal… this is the system… you can’t fault me, this is just the way things are in Illinois.”
They will also look you in the eye and justify every dime.
And, that’s exactly the problem.
Notice: Our compensation analysis could vary by plus or minus five percent, which is a statistically insignificant variation. We welcome updates and feedback. If any changes occur, we will update this post with publically sourced facts.
For the past 30 years, Roger Eddy has served in public education. Beginning as a teacher and coach, he has lived his American Dream.
Review Roger Eddy’s legislative allotment expenses: click here.
For the past 16 years, Eddy has been the superintendent of rural Hutsonville School District Unit 1. For the past 9 years (2003), Eddy has also been an elected Republican State Representative. The median Hutsonville household income is $32,500. Located four hours south of Chicago, it’s situated in the Wabash River Valley of East-Central Illinois.