Google Streetview[/caption]Who says public service doesn't pay? The newest salary report is out and we have the numbers. Mayor Morrissey makes a lot, but he is not the number one paid employee in the City of Rockford.

The law requires that government salaries paid to government workers are required to be made public.

The recently released 2016 salary and wage report has the final numbers of for calendar year 2015. It is absolutely amazing to see how many employees, whose salaries are paid by taxpayer dollars, made over $100,000.00 a year.

The highest paid employee was former Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson who retired from the Rockford PD. He earned a whopping $192,994.08!

#2 on the list Police Sgt Randy Berke who hauled in over $150,000. Of that, nearly $53,000 was in overtime wages.

Here are Rockford's Top 25 paid employees:

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You can view the amount paid to every City of Rockford employee HERE.

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Mayor Morrissey ranks at #16 on the Top 25 list. The mayor raked in $126,324.20 in 2015.

It's interesting to note, that seven of the highest paid Rockford employees are police sergeants.

65% of all Rockford employees make over $50,000.00 a year.