Below is an interesting article regarding how Mayor’s are paid in the area and comparing their expertise to Town Administrators. Please click on the link for more information.
Point of interest: Boston’s Mayor Walsh’s salary is $175,000 with the cities population reported as 655,884 (source Wikapedia). Per Mayor Walsh’s office, this salary will remain static during his tenure as mayor.
Lynnfield Town’s Administrator salary is $178,500 (source Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, presented and approved annual town meeting April 27), population 11,596 (source Wikapedia 2010 census).