City Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a City Manager make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a City Manager in the United States is $48 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $44 and $54. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a City Manager?

A City Manager is an official appointed as the administrative manager of a city, in a council–manager form of city government. Local officials serving in this position are sometimes referred to as the chief executive officer (CEO) or chief administrative officer (CAO) in some municipalities....

Source: Wikipedia (as of 09/06/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

See user submitted job responsibilities for City Manager.

Understand the total hourly compensation opportunity for a City Manager, hourly wage plus other pay elements

Average Hourly Wage

Core compensation


Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

Includes base and short-term incentives

These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of City Manager in the United States. The average hourly rate for City Manager ranges from $44 to $54 with the average hourly pay of $48. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $50 to $63 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $55.

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
Job Openings for City Manager
Various U.S. Employers - Napa , California
The City of Napa has an incredible opportunity for a Deputy City Manager (Limited-Term).Are you a dynamic, customer oriented, tech and business process savvy, creative strategist that can lead public ... - 6 days ago
ASAP Interim Assistant Nurse Manager, L&D/Mother Baby Opportunity! The Position * As Interim ... Redwood City is part of California's dynamic Bay Area and lies less than an hour from San Francisco ...
B.E. Smith - 9 days ago
City of Portland, Oregon - Portland , Oregon
The OMF Strategic Communications Manager is responsible for managing and directing the work of the ... The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions ... - 4 days ago
Extra Space Storage - Daly City , CA
As an Assistant Store Manager, you will act as a crucial member of our team by striving to build a positive experience for our customers. We seek employees with integrity and passion for helping ...
Extra Space Storage - 4 days ago
The Cheesecake Factory - Salt Lake City , UT
Reporting to the General Manager, you will work with a passionate team highly respected by their ... This position is located in City Creek, UT. About Us: Recognized as one of the FORTUNE "100 Best ...
The Cheesecake Factory - 8 days ago
Cherry City Metals -
Cherry City Metals in Salem, Oregon is looking for a Ferrous Yard Manager. We offer a great team environment in a family run business. We are focused on customer service and a team atmosphere. We ...
LinkedIn - 7 days ago