Assistant City Manager Salary
The average pay for an Assistant City Manager is $84,896 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
|Salary||$50,080 - $135,876|
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|$49,039 - $135,475|
Job Description for Assistant City Manager
Assistant city managers usually work under the supervision of a city manager to perform a variety of clerical, administrative, and professional tasks, especially the organization of local programs, services, and projects. These assistants work primarily in an office setting, but also spend some time outdoors and help set the city's goals for community, economic, and business development.Read More...
Assistant city managers may provide supervision for large projects, studies, and research, and serve as a representative for the city manager to the public. They are also involved in the development and implementation of city policies and procedures. They may prepare annual budget and audits, and also provide information to city managers regarding policies and decision-making, as well as a weekly activity report. These assistants are also tasked with addressing and resolving citizens' complaints and may assume the city manager's role in case of absence. They usually attend all city council meetings and must maintain a positive relationship with the public, as well as with staff and other city council members.
Strong clerical and filing skills are important in this position, and computer skills and a basic understanding of office machinery are also necessary. Travel is occasionally required, and aspiring assistant city managers should have a valid driver's license, a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, and at least five years of experience in local government. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant City Manager
Pay by Experience for an Assistant City Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant City Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant City Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Assistant City Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 16 salaries. An Assistant City Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $133,000 based on 5 salaries.
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