Town Clerk Salary
Women account for the majority of Town Clerks in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $36K annually. Work is enjoyable for Town Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one-third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$24,351 - $52,650|
|Total Pay (||$21,145 - $50,998|
|Hourly Rate||$9.50 - $23.01|
|Total Pay (||$21,145 - $50,998|
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.Read More...
Some municipalities may grant more responsibility and roles to their clerks than others, but clerks almost always work with town documents. These responsibilities include public records, birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, and applications for business permits. They usually implement systems for maintaining these documents in an organized manner. Town clerks may frequently communicate with members of the public, as they are usually the point of contact for people seeking access to these records or permits. They also compile statistical reports based on recent filings. The duties of clerks who are responsible for issuing licenses include approving vehicle registrations and overseeing the issuance of multiple licenses, such as those for hunting, fishing, business, burial, and marriage.
Town clerks usually work regular business hours in an indoor setting. They may occasionally work outside of hours during special events, such as town or council meetings. Their work is nonphysical, but it requires frequent verbal and written communication with other city officers and members of the public. The employment requirements for town clerks vary depending on the town council. Some town governments may hire town clerks who simply have a high school diploma and clerical experience, but often a minimum of an associate's degree in a related field is expected. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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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