City managers in California earned an average of $207,000 in 2011, plus an average $48,000 in benefits, according to new figures from the state controller's office. Some leaders of suburbs earned more than the leaders of metropolises. Use this database to see city manager pay across the state.
Updated: Feb. 9, 2013
Highest-paid city managers in California, 2011
Note: Some highly-paid city managers retired in 2011 and cashed out a large amount of unused vacation time.
Source: State Controller's Office