Salary for Municipal 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

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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 average salaries of somewhere between 16000 and 24000 based on education and experience. Municipal Clerks earn an average compensation of Twenty Seven Thousand Five Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Municipal Clerks have the best average pay in New York, where they get pay levels, on average, of near $51160. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they get wages of $36340.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 9.80 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Municipal Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $36,340
Health Care and Social Assistance $35,610
Transportation and Warehousing $29,690
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,340
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,840
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,840
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,340
Transportation and Warehousing $29,690
Health Care and Social Assistance $35,610
Public Administration $36,340
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