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City Managers

Earnings

City managers' earnings vary according to such factors as the size of the city, the city's geographical location, and the manager's education and experience. According to a member survey by the International City/County Management Association, chief appointed city officials earned a median annual salary of approximately $152,000 while those employed by counties earned $140,000. Other sources, such as Payscale.com, reported median earnings for city managers as $90,019 in 2019, with salaries ranging from $50,000 to $164,000. 

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