How Much Do Municipal Clerks Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Municipal Clerks

Municipal Clerks draft agendas and bylaws for town or city council; record minutes of council meetings; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; and prepare reports on civic needs.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$43490 per year
Hourly wage
$21 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$27,240 to $33,420 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Municipal Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,240 to $33,420 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Municipal Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $30 $62,970
Senior (Top 25%) $24 $50,750
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $40,930
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $33,420
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $27,240

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $29 $59,880
WA $26 $54,440
CT $26 $53,760
AK $25 $53,030
RI $25 $52,980
MA $25 $52,250
CA $25 $52,220
NJ $25 $51,330
HI $24 $49,290
NV $23 $48,180

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Municipal Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Municipal Clerks are in the states of NY, WA, CT, AK and RI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
State Government $47240 $22.71
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $43120 $20.73
Local Government $42310 $20.34
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services $39590 $19.03
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $37640 $18.10
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $35030 $16.84
Automobile Dealers $34680 $16.67
Employment Services $33250 $15.98
Other Support Services $30620 $14.72
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $ $*

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