The average pay for a city manager in California is roughly $190,000, according to a just-released survey from the League of California Cities. Of the 468 cities and towns with managers, 90 percent responded to the survey, with more continuing to report. The survey follows news that the southern California city of Bell was paying its city manager nearly $800,000.
This database shows the 2009 salary of every city manager that responded to the survey.
Source: League of California Cities.Go here
to see a PDF copy of this data that includes notes and caveats. Please note: This is actual calendar year 2009 pay; a few city managers only worked part of 2009.