City Clerk Salary
|Salary||$30,810 - $81,025|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$24,875 - $72,423|
|Hourly Rate||$11.24 - $23.00|
|Overtime||$16.61 - $31.03|
|Total Pay (||$24,875 - $72,423|
Job Description for City Clerk
A city clerk is responsible for drafting the general agenda and bylaws for a city, recording the minutes of council meetings, answering correspondence, and preparing reports on civic needs. The city clerk works directly with the public and their job responsibilities include conducting public notification, regarding all official activities and meetings, maintaining and updating documents regarding municipal codes and city charters, preparing agendas for public meetings, and preparing ordinances and proclamations to be executed.Read More...
City clerks are also in charge of responding to requests from the public, responding to requests from various government officials, maintaining fiscal records and accounts, and performing general office duties. Additionally, they perform budgeting duties, coordinate and maintain correspondence between the public and officials, perform contract administration duties, and work with other staff to assist the development and implementation of goals and objectives. Other tasks include issuing various permits and licenses, processing claims regarding the municipality, preparing reports on civic needs, and providing assistance with various public events.
This is a job position that generally includes on-the-job training and experience; however, it may be beneficial for the person to have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A city clerk should have outstanding communication skills, as one of their primary tasks is to serve as a liaison between the public and elected officials. This position also requires excellent time management, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills to solve problems. They should have good decision-making skills and be able to perform tasks quickly and efficiently. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
City Clerk Tasks
- Maintain office files, following standard office procedures and assist with administrative tasks involving personnel, budgeting and facilities.
- Issue various licenses and permits as assigned.
- Receive the public and respond to inquiries from employees, citizens, and others and referring to appropriate persons when necessary.
- Answer department telephone system and mobile radio base station.
- Prepare meeting agendas and supporting materials and take, transcribe, prepare and distribute minutes and reports.
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Popular Skills for City Clerk
Survey results suggest that City Clerks use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Taking Meeting Minutes, Media / Public Relations, and Records Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Accounts Receivable as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounts Payable and General Ledger Accounting also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Accounting also tend to know Taking Meeting Minutes.
Pay by Experience Level for City Clerk
Pay by Experience for a City Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level City Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 138 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A City Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced City Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 80 salaries. A City Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 26 salaries.
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