A City Manager earns an average salary of $86,248 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
City Manager Total Pay (?
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$46,098 - $151,739
(Median)
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86K
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MEDIAN: $86,247
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City Manager Total Pay (?
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$9.91 - $37.27
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$46,098 - $151,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,750  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $193,916  
Commission
$0.83 - $24,242  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,849 - $159,768  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $37.27  
   
Overtime
$23.69 - $35.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,750  
   
Commission
$0.83 - $24,242  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $193,916  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,849 - $159,768  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 427
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Job Description for City Manager
  • Oversee the preparation and administration of the annual city budget.
  • Manage and coordinate the daily operation of city departments and services.
  • Implement legislation enacted by elected officials and advise elected officials during the development of policies and ordinances.
  • Supervise city department heads and administrative personnel.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects City Manager Salaries

National Average
$87,000

Skills That Affect City Manager Salaries

National Average
$87,000
Budget Management
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 114 votes.
Gender
Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%
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