Mayor Salary

An average Mayor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $63K annually. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Mayors are male. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,696 - $117,446
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$63K
$120K
MEDIAN: $62,585
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$29,696 - $117,446  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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$29,748 - $119,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Mayor

A mayor is the chief elected supervisory official responsible for managing the government of a city or town. In many cities, a division of power is typically enacted, in which the mayor is part of an executive branch for local government and helps to direct city councils or a board of aldermen in addressing citizens' concerns and signing ordinances into law. Other city officials such as police chiefs, fire marshals, and city administrators may answer directly to the mayor and provide reports related to the services of their departments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mayor

Pay by Experience for a Mayor has a positive trend. An entry-level Mayor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mayor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Mayor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 10 salaries. A Mayor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Mayor

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Mayor Salaries

Experienced
▲52%

Late-Career
▲43%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%
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