Most Town Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $36K annually. The larger part enjoy medical while roughly a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-sixth. Job satisfaction for Town Clerks is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,875 - $50,499
$21K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,523
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$9.64 - $21.53
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$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,875 - $50,499  
   
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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$20,519 - $48,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $21.53  
   
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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$20,519 - $48,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Town Clerk

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $32K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $35K. Town Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $38K.

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Key Stats for Town Clerk

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Town Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Town Clerk Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 10%

Accounting
up arrow 11%

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 28%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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