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.

$43,780 - $133,034
$44K
$68K
$130K
MEDIAN: $67,900
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Salary $43,780 - $133,034
Bonus $1,517
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$44,087 - $132,003
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

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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.

City Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a City Administrator?

City Administrator in Roman Forest:
"Changing the Culture of a Bad Reputation."
Pros: Being involved in useful work for the citizens of our city. Upgrading our infrastructure that hasn't been touched in 40 years, upgrading the parks and recreation and making sure the city funds are protected. Empowering people to be able to make decisions about their area and making sure they follow through. The most important thing I like about my job is that I have been able to change the perception of the city from a bad reputation and misappropriation of funds to a city that cares about the residents and is fiscally responsible.
Cons: The residents that complain on social media and don't bother to call city hall to find out what is really happening. The personal attacks on our mayor and council on social media. Most of the time the information is inaccurate but people think it is the truth.

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Key Stats for City Administrator

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects City Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
▼14%

Entry-Level
▼24%

Skills That Affect City Administrator Salaries

Human Resources
▲20%

Budgeting
▲8%

National Average
$67,000

Operations Management
▼22%

People Management
▼27%

Budget Management
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 3%
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