A City Clerk earns an average salary of $46,224 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$30,752 - $83,923
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$46K
$84K
MEDIAN: $46,224
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$10.92 - $21.20
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MEDIAN: $15.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,752 - $83,923  
   
Bonus
$550  
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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$24,834 - $71,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.92 - $21.20  
   
Overtime
$19.23 - $42.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$550  
   
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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$24,834 - $71,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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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

  • 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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Key Stats for City Clerk

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
034
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects City Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect City Clerk Salaries

Human Resources
0%

National Average
$40,000


Media / Public Relations
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Office Management
up arrow 11%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 11%


General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 17%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 17%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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