Town Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $37K per year for pay. Most Town Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. The larger part enjoy medical while just under a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in six. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,768 - $50,573
(Median)
$21K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $37,102
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90%

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$9.65 - $21.33
(Median)
$9
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,768 - $50,573  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$20,434 - $48,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $21.33  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$20,434 - $48,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Town Clerk

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. Town Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Town Clerks who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $35K.

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Experience Affects Town Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Town Clerk Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 11%

Accounting
up arrow 12%

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 29%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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