City Administrator Salary

A City Administrator earns an average salary of $56,322 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$41,415 - $102,458
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$41K
$56K
$100K
MEDIAN: $56,322
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$41,269 - $102,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Job Description for City Administrator

City administrators’ duties are primarily administrative, as they are responsible for developing city budgets, supervising the city’s funds and expenditures, and coordinating the work of public and community services. They also assemble and coordinate budgets as prepared by the city’s service departments and review and analyze the budgets submitted to them by these departments. The city budget is then presented to the city council with or without additional recommendations.

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Pay by Experience Level for City Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects City Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect City Administrator Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Operations Management
up arrow 10%

Budget Management
up arrow 15%

People Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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