Town Clerk Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Town Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $37K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $21K and $58K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Town Clerks is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,443 - $66,129
(Median)
$20K
$37K
$66K
MEDIAN: $37,377
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90%

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$9.93 - $19.53
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$20,443 - $66,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $197.27  
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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$20,675 - $57,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $19.53  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $29.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $197.27  
   
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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$20,675 - $57,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Professional skills reported by Town Clerks are few in number. Energy / Utilities and Filing Court Documents are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Filing Court Documents and Energy / Utilities as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

Pay by Experience Level for Town Clerk

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $35K. Town Clerks see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Town Clerks with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $30K.

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Experience Affects Town Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$32,000

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Town Clerk Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 27%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 30%
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