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2014 Salary Survey: Who Makes What

2014 Salary Survey: Who Makes What
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How do your earnings compare to the governor’s? A cardiologist’s? The guy releasing your car from the impound lot? We asked the nosy questions (or looked them up, in the case of salaries that are publicly available) so you wouldn’t have to. Then we probed a little more and asked Minnesotans how they feel about what they earn, as well as how they spend and save.
 

2014 Minnesota Monthly Salary Survey

GOVERNMENT

Mark Dayton
Governor
$119,850

Betsy Hodges
Mayor
Minneapolis
$108,207

Chris Coleman
Mayor
St. Paul
$111,635

Janee Harteau
Chief of Police
Minneapolis
$126,155

Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator
$174,000

Dean Christiansen
Police Lieutenant,
1st Precinct

Minneapolis
$112,262

Barb Goodwin
State Senator
$31,140

Bob Hume
Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Dayton
$107,388

Tim Giles
Director of Employee Services
Minneapolis
$147,608

Scott Williams
Director of Emergency Communications
Ramsey County
$131,770

Larry Wuollet
Attendant
Minneapolis Impound Lot
$45,662

Ramona Dohman
Commissioner of Public Safety
State of MN
$107,973

Steve Darwitz
Street Services Worker
City of St. Paul
$48,137

Jim Germain
Workers' Comp Claims Supervisor
State of MN
$70,957

Brian Lamb
General Manager
Metro Transit
$155,780

Gregory Bothwell
Bus Operator
Metro Transit
$80,530 (includes overtime)
 

BUSINESS/LABOR

James Cracchiolo
CEO
Ameriprise Financial
$46.3 million

Gregg Steinhafel
CEO
Target Corporation
$23.5 million

Cashier
Target Store in MN
$8.16/hour

Receptionist
Wayzata Nissan
$12/hour

Boutique Sales Associate
Allure Intimate Apparel,
The Galleria in Edina
$11-$14/hour

Sally Smith
CEO
Buffalo Wild Wings
$3.5 million

Ken Powell
CEO
General Mills
$7.2 million

Mike Tattersfield
CEO
Caribou Coffee
$10.1 million

Michael Klootwyk
Vice President
Blaine Teamsters Local 120
$113,719

Assembly-Line Warehouse Production Worker
$10/hour
 

ARTS & CULTURE

Joe Dowling
Artistic Director
Guthrie Theater
$701,743

Michelle Hensley
Artistic Director
Ten Thousand Things Theater
$51,086

Jeanne Calvit
Artistic/Executive Director
Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts
$65,000

Theresa Sweetland
Executive Director
Intermedia Arts
$64,117

D. Stephen Elliott
Director and CEO
MN Historical Society
$273,963

Melissa Lindsay
Executive Director
MN Zoo
$109,088

Patrick Dewane
VP of Advancement
MN Opera
$125,721

President
MN Children’s Museum
$172,234

Olga Viso
Director
Walker Art Center
$404,794

Darsie Alexander
Chief Curator
Walker Art Center
$151,024

Eike Schmidt
Curator of Decorative Arts & Sculpture
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
$146,224

Jocelyn Hale
Executive Director
Loft Literary Center
$84,322

Eric Jolly
President
Science Museum of MN
$515,331

Lise Houlton
Artistic Director
MN Dance Theatre
$78,000

Patricia Mitchell
President
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
$253,691

Stanley Hill
Artistic Director
Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus
$58,385

Steven Copes
Concertmaster
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
$157,489

Union Actor
Guthrie Theater
$882/week (weekly minimum wage)

Non-union Voice-over Actor
Regional Commercial Radio Spots
$300/hour
 

HEALTH & MEDICINE

Direct Caregiver
Group Home for Adults With Developmental Disabilities
$10.50/hour

Stephen Hemsley
CEO
UnitedHealth Group
$34.7 million

Omar Ishrak
CEO
Medtronic
$6.3 million

Daniel Starks
CEO
St. Jude Medical
$2.9 million

Michael King
President/CEO
Volunteers of America
$358,464

Gregory Helmer, MD
Cardiologist
U of M Physicians
$700,748

Rev. Richard Scherber
Executive Director/President
MN Teen Challenge
$108,163

Registered Nurse (w/ Masters of Science in Nursing)
Twin Cities hospital
$65,000

Beth Monsrud
CFO
UCare
$346,629

Ed Eide
Executive Director
Mental Health Association of MN
$73,500

April Todd-Malmlov
Executive Director
MNsure
$110,747
(resigned 12/2013)

Mark Mishek
CEO
Hazelden
$598,982
 

PUBLIC SERVICE & NONPROFIT

Case Manager
Housing service for the homeless
$34,000

Joshua Winters
Executive Director
Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
$47,343

Laura Wang
Executive Director
League of Women Voters
$62,000

Monica Meyer
Executive Director
OutFront MN
$59,427

Tim Marx
CEO
Catholic Charities
$152,333

Linda Keene
CEO
Girl Scouts of MN and WI River Valleys
$182,294

Joyce Norals
Chief Human Resources Officer
Lutheran Social Service of MN
$144,048

Mary Mason
Executive Director
MN Adoption Resource Network
$75,617

William Collins Jr.
CEO
YWCA of St. Paul
$115,124

Gloria Lewis
President and CEO
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
$137,320

Sarah Caruso
President and CEO
Greater Twin Cities United Way
$244,122
 

SERVICE SECTOR

Barista
Caribou Coffee
$8.14/hour plus tips

Barista
Dunn Bros Coffee
$7.56/hour plus tips

Line Cook
Applebee’s
$10.60/hour

Server
Crave
$7.25/hour plus tips ($20,000-$25,000 annually for 30 hours/week)

Dry-Cleaning Attendant
Mystic Lake
Casino Hotel
$10.77/hour

Independent House Cleaner (30 Years Experience)
$25/hour

Assistant Manager
Kwik Trip, Shakopee
$32,000-$38,000

Room Service Delivery Person
Hotel in Bloomington, MN
$7.25/hour

Car Salesman
Dealership in Western Twin Cities Suburb
$14-15/hour
 

MEDIA

Jon McTaggart
CEO
American Public Media Group
$470,067

Janis Lane-Ewart
Executive Director
Fresh Air, Inc. KFAI
$63,398

Blogger
City Pages the Hot Dish Food Blog
$30/post

Fiona McCrae
Executive Director
Graywolf Press
$108,133

Jim Pagliarini
President and CEO
Twin Cities Public Television
$313,037

Allen Giles
Sr. Vice President and General Counsel
Twin Cities Public Television
$156,101

Alisa Miller
President and CEO
Public Radio International
$245,488

Chris Fischbach
Publisher
Coffee House Press
$53,646

Eric Lorberer
Executive Director and Editor
Rain Taxi
$22,000

Mike Heuberger
General Manager
MN Christian Broadcasters
$62,555
 

EDUCATION

Eric Kaler
President
University of Minnesota
$588,884.65

Tutor
Minnesota Math Corps, Elementary Schools Across MN
$484 biweekly living allowance, plus $5,550 voucher toward tuition or student loans upon completion of yearlong service

Dennis Peterson
Superintendent
Minnetonka Public School District
$203,940

Steven J. Rosenstone
Chancellor
MN State Colleges and Universities
$320,000

Selwyn Vickers
(former) Jay Phillips Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery
University of MN Medical School
$543,109

Junior-High English Teacher (18 years experience and Master’s Degree)
St. Cloud Area Schools
$68,749

Bryn Roberts
Head of School
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
$319,151

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
Meeker and Wright Special Education cooperative
$37,227

Speech-Language Pathologist
Eden Prairie Schools
$34,911

Principal (11 Years Experience)
Minneapolis Public Schools
$114,043

School Nurse (20 Years Experience)
St. Paul Public Schools
$47,537

Food-Service Assistant
Minneapolis Public Schools Nutrition Center
$12.67/hour

Cafeteria Attendant
St. Paul Public Schools
$9.50/hour
 

SPORTS

Adrian Peterson
Running Back
Minnesota Vikings
$11.75 million

Blair Walsh
Placekicker
Minnesota Vikings
$570,000

Joe Mauer
Catcher
Minnesota Twins
$23 million

Sarah Kiptoo and Bazu Worku
Winners, Grandma’s Marathon
$10,000 each

Adult Recreational Soccer Referee
$60/game

Shannon Miller
Women’s Hockey Coach
University of Minnesota-Duluth
$218,760

High-School Coach (5 Years Experience)
Eden Prairie Schools
Additional 5 percent of base teaching salary

Sundance Dog Team Halftime Show
Gophers Basketball Games
$2,500/show plus hotel and airfare

Jerry Kill
Football Coach
University of Minnesota
$1.2 million

Lindsay Whalen
Point Guard
Minnesota Lynx
$107,000 (WNBA maximum for player with four-year-plus tenure)

Ricky Rubio
Guard
Minnesota Timberwolves
$3.48 million

Don Lucia
Men’s Hockey Coach
University of Minnesota
$301,405
 

LAW

Lorie Skjerven Gildea
Chief Justice
MN Supreme Court
$161,000

Rex Tucker
Chief Public Defender
Seventh Judicial District, St. Cloud
$122,450

Lori Swanson
Attorney General
State of MN
$118,238

Director, Law Library
Anoka County
$85,838

Forensic Psychologist
MN judicial district
$99,288

Court Reporter
District 10
Sherburne county
$74,344.85

Public Defense Investigator
Sixth Judicial District
$66,333.60

David Wippman
Dean of Law School
University of Minnesota
$396,246.96

Family Law Attorney
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
$43,000

Staff Attorney
William Mitchell Law School
$58,000-62,000

In-House Attorney
Large Local Corporation
$180,000

Paralegal (10 years experience)
Large Local Firm
$55,000

Legal Secretary (10 Years Experience)
Large Local Firm
$50,000
 


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