Each year, ICMA conducts a survey of member chief administrative officers (CAOs) to collect information on the salary and compensation of public managers across the United States. Launched in November 2016, the CAO Salary and Compensation 2016 Survey was completed by 1,034 member CAOs for a response rate of 32.8%.
The survey was administered electronically, via an email invitation containing a hyperlink to the online questionnaire. Topics covered in this survey include base annual salary, additional compensation, health insurance and other benefits, and compensation decision making and transparency. ICMA is pleased to provide the results of this survey as an exclusive member benefit.