Oakland’s Mayor Gets a Pay Raise…No, Really

The Oakland City Council approved a raise for Mayor Sheng Thao, making her the third-highest paid mayor in California. 

Thao’s annual salary will now increase to $216,000, up by $13,000. 

The raise had been previously approved in July so the vote was a formality.

For context, San Francisco Mayor Breed earns $357,000, making her the highest-paid mayor in the state, while Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass receives $301,000. 

According to the city charter, the mayor’s salary should range between 70% and 90% of the average salaries of city managers and chief executive officers.


Stay Informed with KSFO


Subscribe to 560 KSFO's weekly eblast for the latest national and local news updates, exclusive contests, events and more.