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City Clerk Salary (United States)

City Clerks in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $42K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $22K, and the top verges on $65K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair portion have medical insurance, and approximately one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for City Clerks is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
City Clerk Salary (?
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$25,597 - $74,858
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MEDIAN: $41,883
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$9.71 - $21.93
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,597 - $74,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $611  
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).
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$22,177 - $64,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $21.93  
   
Overtime
$14.87 - $30.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $611  
   
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).
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$22,177 - $64,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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.
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City Clerk Tasks
  • Answer department telephone system and mobile radio base station.
  • Prepare meeting agendas and supporting materials and take, transcribe, prepare and distribute minutes and reports.
  • Receive the public and respond to inquiries from employees, citizens, and others and referring to appropriate persons when necessary.
  • Maintain office files, following standard office procedures and assist with administrative tasks involving personnel, budgeting and facilities.
  • Issue various licenses and permits as assigned.

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Survey takers who work as City Clerks typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Taking Meeting Minutes and Records Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting. Experience with Accounting is often linked with knowledge of Records Management.

Pay by Experience Level for City Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. City Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. City Clerks who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $43K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in seven.

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Experience Affects City Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect City Clerk Salaries

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 48%
National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 23%