Town Clerk Salary

Women account for the majority of Town Clerks in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $38K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $21K, and the top verges on $56K per year. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Town Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$21,674 - $66,384
(Median)
$22K
$38K
$66K
MEDIAN: $38,238
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$9.68 - $19.65
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$21,674 - $66,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $197.97  
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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$20,981 - $55,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $19.65  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $29.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $197.97  
   
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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$20,981 - $55,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Job Description for Town Clerk

Town clerks are employed by municipal governments or town councils who are responsible for various organizational tasks. These tasks are often related to record-keeping. Town clerks may also be responsible for issuing licenses to citizens and performing other general duties, such as taking minutes during council meetings and liaising with officers from other governments.

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Town Clerk Tasks

  • Record and maintain meeting minutes.
  • Issue public notification of town activities or needs.
  • Assist in the preparation and conduction of town elections.

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Town Clerks who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Accounting, Energy / Utilities, and Filing Court Documents are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Filing Court Documents as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Energy / Utilities and Accounting also typically command lower compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Town Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $30K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $34K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $32K.

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Experience Affects Town Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Town Clerk Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 8%

Accounting
up arrow 9%

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 27%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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