Mid-Career City Manager Salary

For Mid-Career City Managers, annual average wages total $82K per year. Total cash earnings of Mid-Career City Managers range from $53K on the low end to $157K on the high end; the final amount includes bonuses that can sometimes (albeit rarely) exceed $15K. The majority of Mid-Career City Managers (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Mid-Career City Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$52,925 - $159,791
MEDIAN: $82,678

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Salary $52,925 - $159,791
Bonus $0.00 - $15,101
Profit Sharing $0.00
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).
$52,993 - $158,213
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 84

City Manager Job Listings

Key Stats for City Manager


35 %
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect City Manager Salaries

National Average

Windows Operating System General Use

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Budget Management

Operations Management

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


35 %
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 10%