A survey of the average salaries of full-time municipal officials was conducted in 2009 by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Local government salaries are affected by several factors, including population, size of the city, individual expertise and education, the form of government, the city's metro status (urban, suburban, or rural) and the number and complexity of services delivered.
|Chief admin officer / city manager||$106,408|
|Chief elected official||$51,918|
|Chief financial officer||$87,173|
|Chief law enforcement official||$82,015|
|Economic development advisor||$83,261|
|Human resources director||$80,336|
|Human services director||$76,683|
|Information services director||$88,312|
|Parks and recreation director||$76,587|
|Primary assistant manager / CAO||$98,439|
|Public safety director||$87,997|
|Public works director||$80,214|
For more information about individual professions, consult professional associations. For example, the American Library Association provides many resources, including the responsibilities and salaries of librarians.
American Libraray Association. "Survey of Librarian Salaries 2007." Accessed March 25, 2011.http://www.ala.org/ala/research/initiatives/salarysurvey/index.cfm.
Waters, Rollie O. and Joyce C. Powell. "Salaries of Municipal Officials, 2009." In The Municipal Year Book 2010. Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association, 2010.