On September 23rd, 2010, the San Francisco Chronicle published a summary of compensation for City Managers in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Chronicle published the name of the city, total compensation package including salary and benefits for the city manager, and the population of the city.
We have normalized that data into a per-capita figure – total city manager compensation $ per 10,000 residents. This provides a better comparison of city manager comparison from city to city than raw compensation figures. (We have discarded the data for Palo Alto, because the Chronicle’s number reflected salary only, and not total compensation.)
According to the data, total compensation for Alameda’s city manager, (circa September, 2010) at $38,144 / 10,000 residents ranks below the average of $43,295 / 10,000 residents, and barely below the median of $33,328 / 10,000 residents.