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City Mayor Salary

A City Mayor earns an average salary of $70,986 per year.

$39,149 - $152,795
MEDIAN: $70,985

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$39,149 - $152,795  
$5.00 - $47,500  
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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).
$39,453 - $213,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for City Mayor

For most modern cities, a mayor serves as the highest government office, liaison, figurehead, and primary policy maker. While legislative decisions are largely delegated to councils and ballot initiatives, the mayor is the primary point of contact for decisions and policies ranging from finance, education, safety, and the like. While the job functions and path to mayoralty depends on the city, legislative statues, and bylaws, the function of a mayor is typically standardized.


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 10%