Dowagiac City Managers Pay Extremely Higher Than Managers Of Towns 15 Times Its Size
Over the past month we have received dozens of e-mails with residents concerns over the pay rate of City of Dowagiac employees compared to other cities in Michigan.
Most of the e-mails were directed at Downtown Development Director Vicki Phillipson and Dowagiac City Manager Kevin Anderson.
We have spent most of the week calling city’s all across Michigan requesting the base pay for their City Managers.
Each city we contacted we asked the following questions:
· What is the base rate of pay for your city manager?
· What is the population of your city?
The answers we received we amazing and we want to share them with our readers.
Below is the name of the city, base pay for their city manager and the population of the town
City Name Base Pay Population
· South Haven $87,700 5032
· Lansing $101,650 115,000
· Troy $133,000 81,000
· Kalamazoo $138,717 77,145
· New Buffalo $85,000 2,200
· South Bend* $94,633 107789
· Niles $96,000 12,254
· Battle Creek $105,000 53,000
· Wyoming $88,000 74,000
· Dowagiac $125,000 6,000
*The salary from South Bend Indiana is for the position of Mayor not city manager.
The South Bend City Clerk explained to us that the job duties were the same as a city manager.
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