North Charleston mayor to get raise to $193,880 a year

December 22, 2018 - 10:33 am

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The winner of the 2019 mayor's race in North Charleston will make $193,880 a year.

The North Charleston City Council voted Thursday to give the mayor a 10 percent raise from the current $176,225 salary. The Post and Courier reports the raise will kick in after the city elects a mayor in November 2019.

The next mayor of South Carolina's third largest city will make $87,000 a year more than Gov. Henry McMaster, although the governor does get extra perks like a free place to live in the governor's mansion.

North Charleston spokesman Ryan Johnson says the mayor runs the city, so his salary should be compared to a city manager in a place like Mount Pleasant, where the administrator makes $181,188 a year.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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