Mayor Salary

Median pay for Mayors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $62K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Most Mayors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Mayors are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,000 - $114,783
$30K
$61K
$110K
MEDIAN: $60,916
10%
50%
90%

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$0$114K
Salary $30,000 - $114,783
Bonus $1,099
Profit Sharing $300.00
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$30,050 - $113,346
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

Job Description for Mayor

A mayor is the chief elected supervisory official responsible for managing the government of a city or town. In many cities, a division of power is typically enacted, in which the mayor is part of an executive branch for local government and helps to direct city councils or a board of aldermen in addressing citizens' concerns and signing ordinances into law. Other city officials such as police chiefs, fire marshals, and city administrators may answer directly to the mayor and provide reports related to the services of their departments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mayor

Pay by Experience for a Mayor has a positive trend. An entry-level Mayor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mayor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Mayor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 10 salaries. A Mayor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Mayor

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Mayor Salaries

Experienced
▲56%

Late-Career
▲47%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 7%