You might be surprised at some of these salaries.
New Jersey holds 565 municipalities in its state and of course that means there's a long list of mayors that run these towns. While some of their salaries are reasonable (depending on office hours etc - which varies for each government official) some of them are actually banking.
NJ.com released a list of the states 29 biggest towns and what their mayors get paid and while some yearly earnings are high, some are shockingly low with a salary of $0.
Here are a few that I highlighted that I thought were pretty interesting.
Hoboken - Mayor: Ravi Bhalla Salary: $117,000 Population: 55,131
Vineland - Mayor: Anthony Fanucci Salary: $45,000 Population: 60,392
North Bergen - Mayor: Nicholas Sacco Salary: $15,000 Population: 63,659
East Orange - Mayor: Ted Green Salary: $141,000 Population: 65,378
Middletown - Mayor: Kevin M. Settembrino Salary: $4,000 Population: 65,603
Bayonne - Mayor: James Davis Salary: $72,000 Population: 67,186
Passaic - Mayor: Hector Lora Salary: $115,000 Population: 71,247
Camden - Mayor: Francisco Moran Salary: $130,000 Population: 74,532
Cherry Hill - Mayor: Chuck Cahn Salary: $0 Population: 71,479
Trenton - Mayor: Reed Gusciora Salary: $130,253 Population: 84,964
Clifton - Mayor: James Anzaldi Salary: $4,500 Population: 86,607
Hamilton - Mayor: Kelly Yaede Salary: $120,056 Population: 89,078
Toms River - Mayor: Thomas Kelaher Salary: $75,000 Population: 93,017
Woodbridge - Mayor: John McCormac Salary: $129,000 Population: 101,965
Edison - Mayor: Thomas Lankey Salary: $49,000 Population: 102,450
Lakewood - Mayor: Raymond Coles Salary: $33,912 Population: 102,682
Elizabeth - Mayor: Chris Bollwage Salary: $162,812 Population: 130,215
Jersey City - Mayor: Steve Fulop Salary: $115,600 Population: 270,753
Newark - Mayor: Ras Baraka Salary: $130,221 Population: 285,154