Late-Career City Manager Salary

On average, Late-Career City Managers earn six-figure salaries ($131K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Male Late-Career City Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Late-Career City Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$63,023 - $179,818
MEDIAN: $132,899

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Salary $63,023 - $179,818
Bonus $10,000
Profit Sharing $500
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).
$50,684 - $183,250
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56

City Manager Job Listings

Key Stats for City Manager


18 %
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
20 years or more

Skills That Affect City Manager Salaries

National Average

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Windows Operating System General Use

Budget Management

Operations Management

Microsoft Word

Job Satisfaction

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


18 %
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%