Salary for Municipal Clerks

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This occupation has now been updated to Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

Also known as:  Circuit Court Clerk, City Clerk, Court Clerk, Courtroom Clerk, Deputy Court Clerk, Docket Clerk, Dog Licenser, License Clerk, Motor Vehicle License Clerk, Motor Vehicle Representative helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Municipal clerks handle an array of duties within the county of residence including drafting agenda and bylaws for the city council, recording minutes of city council meetings, answering correspondence, maintaining fiscal records and accounts and preparing reports. Municipal clerks complete the tasks by attending meeting themselves. In addition to the mentioned job duties municipal clerks must also issue public notice of meetings and participate in them actively. In order to succeed in the position it is essential that the individual have excellent written and communication skills, problem-solving abilities, computer skills, the ability to work on tight schedules, professional appearance and a clear-speaking voice.

A Municipal Clerk can receive salaries ranging between $27,240 to $62,970 based on the level of education. will normally receive an average salary of fourty-three thousand four hundred and ninety dollars per annum.

are compensated the highest in New York, where they can get average pay scales of about $59,880. These people are compensated the highest in Finance and Insurance, where they receive average wages of $53,290.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.52 percent nationwide in that time.


Municipal Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Wholesale Trade
Public Administration
Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Retail Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services
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