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Average City Clerk Salary

$47,682
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$600
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The average salary for a City Clerk is $47,682.
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$34k
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$48k
90%
$77k
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What Do City Clerks Do?

City Clerk Tasks
  • Maintain office files, following standard office procedures and assist with administrative tasks involving personnel, budgeting and facilities.
  • Issue various licenses and permits as assigned.
  • Receive the public and respond to inquiries from employees, citizens, and others and referring to appropriate persons when necessary.
  • Answer department telephone system and mobile radio base station.
  • Prepare meeting agendas and supporting materials and take, transcribe, prepare and distribute minutes and reports.

Job Satisfaction for City Clerk

4.3 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for City Clerks?

Skills in Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Accounting, Taking Meeting Minutes and Records Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for City Clerks?

An entry-level City Clerk with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,823 based on 16 salaries. An early career City Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,626 based on 181 salaries. A mid-career City Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,963 based on 71 salaries. An experienced City Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,823 based on 85 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,803.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with City Clerk in their job title in Grass Valley, California earn an average of 51.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Alexandria, Virginia (23.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (12.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 409 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.9%
Early Career
44.3%
Mid Career
17.4%
Experienced
20.8%
Late Career
13.7%

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