Panel sets Santa Fe mayor’s full-time salary at $110,000

The New Mexico State Capitol, known as 'The Roundhouse.'

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The next mayor of Santa Fe will see a big pay bump starting next year.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Independent Salary Commission voted 4-3 Wednesday night to set the base salary of the city’s mayor at $110,000 a year.

That’s set to go into effect in March of 2018 when the position becomes a full-time executive job.

The commission did consider a higher pay range of $145,000 to $175,000.

Members also voted to reconvene after the first year of the next mayor’s term to review the salary set Wednesday night.

Current Mayor Javier Gonzales makes just under 30,000 for a part-time position. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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