The average Mayor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K annually. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Male Mayors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,748 - $120,000
$30K
$64K
$120K
MEDIAN: $63,867
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Profit Sharing
$550  
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$29,799 - $125,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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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

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $61K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $66K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $95K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $90K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Key Stats for Mayor

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Mayor Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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