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Town Clerk Salary

Most Town Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $38K annually. Pay generally varies between $20K and $59K per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Work is enjoyable for Town Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,262 - $68,510
(Median)
$20K
$38K
$69K
MEDIAN: $37,827
10%
50%
90%

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$9.67 - $19.36
(Median)
$9
$13
$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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$20,308 - $59,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $19.36  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $29.88  
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.
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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).
)
$20,308 - $59,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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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Survey takers who work as Town Clerks typically report just a few professional 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. Those with knowledge of Energy / Utilities tend to be skilled in 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $27K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. Town Clerks see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $31K on average.

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Experience Affects Town Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$32,000

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Town Clerk Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 25%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 26%

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
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 30%
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