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What is the average salary of a mayor?

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The average salary of a mayor is $61,000 as of 2015. The salary of a mayor varies from place to place and depends on the population size of the town or city she presides over.

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In smaller towns, the mayor's role is to lead city council meetings and preside over the business of the city, which does not require a full-time commitment. New York's former mayor Michael Bloomberg was entitled to $195,000 a year, while the mayor of Centennial, Colorado received a salary of $850 a month. In addition to the salary, mayors are also often entitled to a city-provided vehicle, health insurance and retirement benefits. Terms for a mayor usually last between two and four years.

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