Mayor Salary

An average Mayor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $62K annually. For the most part, Mayors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Mayors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,729 - $146,166
(Median)
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$62K
$150K
MEDIAN: $61,706
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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).
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$24,764 - $145,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Pay by Experience Level for Mayor

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Mayors. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $56K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $100K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Mayor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 63%

Experienced
up arrow 47%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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