Entry-Level City Manager Salary

Average Entry-Level City Managers make around $66K per year. Male Entry-Level City Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,416 - $126,000
MEDIAN: $66,185

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Salary $41,416 - $126,000
Bonus $-0.50 - $21,699
Profit Sharing $500
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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).
$40,454 - $130,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

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Key Stats for City Manager


24 %
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Skills That Affect City Manager Salaries

Microsoft Office

Budget Management

Microsoft Excel

National Average

Windows Operating System General Use

Operations Management

Microsoft Word

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


24 %
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 11%