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Mayor Salary

Mayors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $69K per year. Most Mayors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Mayors (67 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,468 - $146,807
MEDIAN: $68,500

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$24,468 - $146,807  
$-0.50 - $24,832  
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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).
$24,518 - $145,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Pay by Experience Level for Mayor

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

Mayors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Mayors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $51K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $60K. On average, Mayors make $85K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $100K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Experience Affects Mayor Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


33 %
67 %

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%