City Manager Salary (United States)

A City Manager earns an average salary of $85,152 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
City Manager Total Pay (?
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$47,618 - $151,434
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MEDIAN: $85,152
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City Manager Total Pay (?
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$9.95 - $37.56
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$47,618 - $151,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,217  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $2,048  
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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$46,575 - $156,101  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $37.56  
   
Overtime
$23.69 - $35.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,217  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $2,048  
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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$46,575 - $156,101  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 409
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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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Pay by Experience Level for City Manager

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

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Experience Affects City Manager Salaries

National Average
$85,000

Skills That Affect City Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 8%
Budget Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$85,000
Leadership
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Operations Management
up arrow 4%

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Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%
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