Town Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Town Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $38K per year on average. Pay ranges from $21K on the low end to $58K per year on the high end. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$20,471 - $65,889

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$9.93 - $19.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,471 - $65,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $197.27  
Total Pay (?
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$20,695 - $57,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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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$20,695 - $57,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Town Clerks usually report a few specific skills. Energy / Utilities and Filing Court Documents are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Filing Court Documents and Energy / Utilities, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Town Clerk

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $35K. Town Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $31K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Town Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

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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