Whenever the CTA threatens to raise fares or cut service, like it's doing now, one of the most common questions riders ask is how much CTA employees make.
Here's a list of salaries for those front-line employees you see every day, based on information I requested from the CTA. Note: these are for new employees hired after Jan. 1, 2007.
Bus and rail operators, $34,240.96
Customer assistant, $33,633.60
Platform servicer, $18,720
As for management, here's what some of the CTA's top brass makes:
CTA President, $198,000
Chief of staff, $145,673.01
General counsel, $172,176.06
Chief engineer, $157,982.47
VP of transit operations, $154,543.58
Chief of customer communications, $69,500.02