Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a City Manager is $91,442
What is the Pay by Experience Level for City Managers?
An entry-level City Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,563 based on 9 salaries. An early career City Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,316 based on 67 salaries. A mid-career City …Read more
What Do City Managers Do?
A city manager oversees the various departments of a city's municipal government, including accounting, budgeting, purchasing, and others. Financial management skills are essential, as city managers often have a direct role in overseeing the budget. They may also have to conduct research to determine how finances should be allocated and where costs can be cut. They may take suggestions and/or complaints to determine how issues can be solved or improved, and investments which generate income may …Read more
- Implement legislation enacted by elected officials and advise elected officials during the development of policies and ordinances.
- Supervise city department heads and administrative personnel.
- Oversee the preparation and administration of the annual city budget.
- Manage and coordinate the daily operation of city departments and services.