Officers’ Salaries: A Wide Range

October 30, 3005: Our study looked at the salaries paid by almost all Teamster locals. The data revealed a wide range of officer compensation:

• 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.
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