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Town Clerk Salary

Town Clerks in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $38K per year. Pay ranges from $20K on the low end to $59K per year on the high end. Most Town Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,262 - $68,510
(Median)
$20K
$38K
$69K
MEDIAN: $38,448
10%
50%
90%

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$8.66 - $18.64
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$20,262 - $68,510  
   
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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$20,125 - $59,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.66 - $18.64  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $30.79  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
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).
)
$20,125 - $59,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Town Clerk

  • 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 report a focused set of job skills. Energy / Utilities and Filing Court Documents are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Filing Court Documents and Energy / Utilities as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Energy / Utilities to be familiar with Filing Court Documents as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Town Clerk

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $26K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. Town Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Town Clerks report making only $31K on average.

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Experience Affects Town Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Town Clerk Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 25%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 30%