• The median salary for a local union principal officer is $86,000. Half of all local principal officers make less than that.
• About one-third of local union principal officers make more than $100,000 in total salaries.
• Just 51 local union principal officers, or about 11 percent of those covered by the report, make total salaries of more than $150,000. Most Teamsters would agree that is excessive. Thirty-five of these 51 officials are on the Hoffa administration payroll.
• Twenty-two local union principal officers, or about 4 percent, get salaries of more than $200,000—and 18 of them are on the Hoffa administration payroll.
Each year, the Teamster Rank & File Education and Legal Defense Foundation (TRF) compiles and analyzes hundreds of Teamster financial documents filed with the Department of Labor. Convoy Dispatch publishes the results in the “$100,000 Club.”
At one time, the “$100,000 Club” was basically a list of Teamster fat cats. Over the years, inflation has pushed a growing number of officials who just slightly make six-figures into the club. In all, 368 officials make more than $100,000. Seventy-three of these officials make $150,000 or more. And 131 make $125,000 or more.
How much is too much? Should multiple salaries be banned? We give you the facts and lets you decide.
This study is non-partisan, and includes all Teamster officials, whether elected or appointed, reform or old guard.