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Mayor Salary

The average Mayor in the United States earns approximately $69K annually. Most Mayors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Mayors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$24,547 - $148,994
MEDIAN: $68,500

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$24,547 - $148,994  
$-0.50 - $24,832  
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).
$24,585 - $148,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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. Mayors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $52K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $56K. Mayors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. Mayors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $100K.

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Experience Affects Mayor Salaries

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71 %

Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

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