These California Cities Have the Highest Paid Council Members

The average salary for a Los Angeles City councilmember is $165,211 per year, according to data provided by the California State Controller’s Office. To give you an idea, that puts the average annual salaries of L.A. councilmembers in line with U.S. dentists.

Los Angeles ranked highest in the state for council member salaries. It was followed by San Diego ($77,371) and Oakland ($74,057).

See a full list of the top 10 cities with the highest paid council members compiled by the San Diego Union-Tribune here.


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