SAN ANTONIO -

The highest-paid city manager in the state is getting a raise.

The San Antonio City Council on Thursday approved a $45,000 total raise for City Manager Sheryl Sculley over the next two years, bringing her annual base salary up to $400,000 by Jan. 1, 2015.

Sculley's current salary is $355,000, which has sat stagnant for the last four years.

Thursday's council decision will raise her annual base salary to $375,000 by Jan. 1, 2014, and then add an additional $25,000 effective Jan. 1, 2015.

The council approved the raise without discussion.

In September, Sculley championed the city's $2.3 billion 2014 fiscal year budget that included nearly $10 million in spending cuts.

"I think that the city is living within its means and finding creative ways to continue to reduce overall expenses," she said at the time.

Sculley began serving as city manager of San Antonio in November 2005. She previously served as assistant city manager of the city of Phoenix for 16 years.