Average City Manager Salary

$91,442
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$50k
MEDIAN
$91k
90%
$170k

The average salary for a City Manager is $91,442

Base Salary
$50k - $170k
Bonus
$888 - $25k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $22k
Total Pay
$49k - $171k
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What Do City Managers Do?

City Manager Tasks
  • 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.
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Job Satisfaction for City Manager

4.3 out of 5
(33)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews
Based on 33 responses, the job of City Manager has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of 5. On average, City Managers are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
72.3%
Female
26.5%
Prefer to self-define
1.2%
This data is based on 83 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

91%

Dental

75%

Vision

65%

None

9%