There are no Mitt Romneys in the bunch, no nine-digit personal fortunes, no eye-popping investments. But roughly half of the candidates hoping to succeed Thomas M. Menino as mayor of Boston earn more than double the city’s annual median household income of almost $52,000.
Four of the aspirants would actually face pay cuts if they move into the fifth-floor office that belongs to the mayor, a job that pays $175,000.
As campaigns clash this summer over affordable housing and the plight of the middle class, tax returns can provide a glimpse of each candidate’s socioeconomic status. The Globe requested 2012 state and federal tax returns for all 15 people running for mayor and found that income varied from roughly $59,000 to $700,000. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Matt Carroll of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Andrew Ryan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.