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What is the typical salary for a town councilor?

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The average city councilor in the United States earns $24,749 per year, as of 2015. However, council members in small towns usually receive a lower stipend, while some towns classify council positions as unpaid volunteer jobs. Town councilors may receive some additional compensation, such as health insurance or expense reimbursement.

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Town council members are elected to represent a district within their town. They are responsible for handling day-to-day town operations, as well as creating long-term plans. This includes establishing town ordinances, implementing policies for managing town services, managing town financial operations and setting property taxes. Town councilors may also be called upon to perform ceremonial duties. Generally, town council positions are part-time jobs, and town councilors maintain other employment.

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