Mayor Salary

Mayors in the United States pull down an average of $61K annually. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Mayors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,628 - $128,222

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$24,628 - $128,222  
$-0.50 - $48,479  
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$24,763 - $145,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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 $56K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $61K. Mayors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $100K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Mayor Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


29 %
71 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%