$88,396
Avg. Salary
$19.74
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,855

Bonus

$976

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a City Manager is $19.74 per hour.

The average pay for a City Manager is $88,396 per year.

$12.27
10%
$19.74
50%
$40.85
90%
MEDIAN $19.74
$50k
10%
$88k
50%
$161k
90%
MEDIAN $88,396
$50,289 - $160,856
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MEDIAN: $88,396
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$0$162K
Salary $50,289 - $160,856
Bonus $0.00 - $28,828
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,213
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,744 - $162,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 425
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.27 - $40.85
Overtime $26.00
Annual Data $0$162K
Bonus $0.00 - $28,828
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,213
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,744 - $162,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

Job Description for City Manager

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 also be an important focus.

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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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Popular Skills for City Manager


Survey results suggest that City Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Budget Management, Microsoft Office, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Budget Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for City Manager

Pay by Experience for a City Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level City Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $82,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced City Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 92 salaries. A 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 $108,000 based on 56 salaries.

City Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a City Manager?

City Manager in San Diego:
"Fun."
Pros: Working from home on my own schedule.
Cons: Lonely, not best pay.

City Manager in Rochester:
"First 6 months."
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Key Stats for City Manager

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects City Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲9%

National Average
$88,000

▼7%

▼22%

Skills That Affect City Manager Salaries

National Average
$88,000

People Management
▼3%







Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 7%