City Clerk Salary (United States)

A City Clerk earns an average salary of $41,360 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Taking Meeting Minutes is associated with high pay for this job.
City Clerk Total Pay (?
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$25,697 - $76,718
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MEDIAN: $41,359
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City Clerk Total Pay (?
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$9.72 - $21.06
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$25,697 - $76,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $615  
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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$22,258 - $64,490  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $21.06  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $30.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $615  
   
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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$22,258 - $64,490  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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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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Experience Affects City Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect City Clerk Salaries

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 33%
National Average
$37,000
Accounting
up arrow 4%
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Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 23%
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