“City or town managers make much more than mayors do,” he said. “When you add that into the calculation, the salary [average] goes way up.”
In Woburn, Denaro conducted a survey of 14 area communities, and determined the average mayoral pay was $105,000, he said.
He used that figure to propose a $32,000 raise for Woburn’s mayor, which is being reviewed by the City Council’s ordinance committee.
“The mayor of this city is running a $120 million business,” Denaro said, referring to the city’s budget.