How much does a City Manager make? The average City Manager salary is $105,646 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $97,036 and $119,601. Salary ranges 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Chick-fil-A Crystal City - Arlington , VA
At Chick-fil-A at Crystal City, we always keep our eyes out for applicants with a coachable spirit ... As one of our Managers, you will have the opportunity to work directly with the restaurant Owner ...
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Food City - Radford , VA
Manage the overall daily operations of the store location. Responsible for the store location ... Food City is a privately held, family-owned company with a driving mission to 'run the best store ...
JobCase - 9 days ago
The City of Falls Church Virginia - Falls Church , VA
May 30, 2022 The City of Falls Church Department of Public Works (DPW) is recruiting for a project manager to assist in the management of capital improvement program (CIP) projects related to ...
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The City of Falls Church Virginia - Falls Church , VA
May 20, 2022 The City of Falls Church is recruiting for a part time project manager to assist in the management of capital improvement program (CIP) projects related to all facets of infrastructure ...
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Moms In Motion - Richmond , VA
Covering Richmond City/Henrico Area. Skills and Qualifications for a Service Facilitator (Case Manager) include: * Requires a documented combination of skills/relevant work experience. Person ...
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City of Lexington - City of Lexington , VA
This position ultimately reports to the City Manager. Operations are 24/7 and include emergency response protocols. The Director will be an experienced leader with a passion for excellence and ...
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City Manager Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for City Manager between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of April 26, 2022. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for City Manager in each city.
Click to see the salary for City Manager in these major U.S. cities.
City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $132,058
Washington, DC $117,605
Miami, FL $102,848
Chicago, IL $112,079
Boston, MA $119,032
New York, NY $127,092
Dallas, TX $104,959
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Average Total Cash Compensation

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What is the average salary for City Manager in 2022?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of City Manager in the United States. The base salary for City Manager ranges from $97,036 to $119,601 with the average base salary of $105,646. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $109,424 to $138,656 with the average total cash compensation of $121,821.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $105,646 $97,036 - $119,601
Bonus $16,175 $12,387 - $19,055
Total Pay $121,821 $109,424 - $138,656
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
* Total Pay combines base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job.
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What's the difference between Assistant City Manager and City Manager?
According to our latest salary estimation on April 26, 2022. The average salary of City Manager is $105,646, and the average salary of Assistant City Manager is $93,877. The average salary of Assistant City Manager is lower than City Manager. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
I am a City Manager, which location’s salary is higher, San Bernardino, CA or Arlington, MA?
Arlington, MA typically sees higher pay than San Bernardino, CA for City Manager. a City Manager Salary in Arlington, MA is $119,032 as of April 26, 2022; a City Manager Salary in San Bernardino, CA is $112,549 as of April 26, 2022. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a City Manager vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for City Manager?
Salary ranges for a City Manager can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
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Last Update: April 26, 2022