City Administrator Salary

The average salary for a City Administrator is $65,248 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Human Resources and Budgeting.

$43,663 - $130,072
$44K
$67K
$130K
MEDIAN: $67,334
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$41,307 - $129,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for City Administrator

The position of a city administrator allows for a great deal of creativity and planning in assisting government officials. City administrators work primarily with city council members and help to implement their decisions, and they typically work with a wide range of people in the community.

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Pay by Experience Level for City Administrator

Pay by Experience for a City Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level City Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A City Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced City Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 22 salaries. A City Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for City Administrator

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects City Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Skills That Affect City Administrator Salaries

Human Resources
▲23%

Budgeting
▲11%

National Average
$65,000

Operations Management
▼20%

People Management
▼25%

Budget Management
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 3%
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