Mayor Salary

Earnings for Mayors in the United States come in at around $62K per year on average. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Mayors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Mayors survey respondents are men (71 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,729 - $146,166
MEDIAN: $61,706

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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.
$24,729 - $146,166  
$-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).
$24,764 - $145,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.

Mayors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $56K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $56K. For Mayors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $90K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $100K on average.

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Experience Affects Mayor Salaries

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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

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