A career in city government is rarely a road to riches, what with the perpetual budget challenges and ethics constraints that go hand-in-hand with public service. That said, some cities are more generous than others — and Mayor Muriel Bowser happens to be in one of those cities.
An American City Business Journal analysis of mayoral salaries in 60 major U.S. cities has highlighted a wide disparity in pay in public office, particularly for the men and women elected to run City Hall. ACBJ’s research included 41 mayors whose budgeted salaries top the $100,000 threshold, including seven who are slated to earn more than $200,000 per year. It also included eight big-city mayors whose annual budgeted salaries fall below $40,000 per year.
Cities selected for this analysis included all 43 ACBJ markets as well as another 16 cities whose populations rank among the largest in the United States. The average budgeted salary for the entire group was $125,078 per year.
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