Mayor Salary

The average Mayor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $62K per year. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Mayors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Mayors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,628 - $128,222
(Median)
$25K
$62K
$130K
MEDIAN: $61,891
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$24,628 - $128,222  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $48,479  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$24,763 - $145,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Job Description for Mayor

Mayors oversee the public service departments of their cities, including education, fire, police, housing, and transportation. In many forms of city government, they are also members of the city council who can help determine local laws, and they also have the ability to declare a local emergency when necessary.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mayor

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $59K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $61K. Mayors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $90K.

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Experience Affects Mayor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 54%

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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