Town Clerk Salary

Town Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $36K annually for pay. More than half enjoy medical while just under a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to a sixth. The majority of Town Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$22,148 - $50,647
$22K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,691
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50%
90%

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$9.64 - $21.53
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$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,148 - $50,647  
   
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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$21,018 - $49,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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$21,018 - $49,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Town Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Town Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Town Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Town Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 30 salaries. A Town Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Town Clerk

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Town Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$32,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Town Clerk Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Payroll Administration
▼9%

Accounting
▼10%

Energy / Utilities
▼28%

Filing Court Documents
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 42%