Average City Manager Salary

$91,869
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$6,387
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$2,000
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The average salary for a City Manager is $91,869.
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$49k
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$92k
90%
$168k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for City Manager

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What Are Popular Skills for City Managers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Strategic Planning, Operations Management and Budget Management.

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 $65,042 based on 10 salaries. An early career City Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,983 based on 77 salaries. A mid-career City Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,384 based on 59 salaries. An experienced City Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,498 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $135,281.
Employees with City Manager in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 4.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (34.0% less), Chicago, Illinois (26.6% less) and San Francisco, California (26.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 335 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.0%
Early Career
23.0%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
31.0%
Late Career
25.4%