Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

Perform clerical duties for courts of law, municipalities, or governmental licensing agencies and bureaus. May prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges and court; prepare draft agendas or bylaws for town or city council; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; issue licenses or permits; and record data, administer tests, or collect fees. Clerks of Court are classified in "Managers, All Other" (11-9199).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
122,710 1.1 % $17.76 $36,950 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.92 $13.33 $16.75 $21.01 $26.19
Annual Wage (2) $22,720 $27,730 $34,830 $43,690 $54,470


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 90,890 1.66 $17.09 $35,540
State Government (OES Designation) 29,760 1.35 $20.21 $42,030
Other Support Services 1,660 0.58 $11.74 $24,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 90,890 1.66 $17.09 $35,540
State Government (OES Designation) 29,760 1.35 $20.21 $42,030
Other Support Services 1,660 0.58 $11.74 $24,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 29,760 1.35 $20.21 $42,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 90,890 1.66 $17.09 $35,540
Other Support Services 1,660 0.58 $11.74 $24,430


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,940 0.63 0.66 $21.86 $45,480
Texas 7,430 0.70 0.75 $14.70 $30,580
New York 7,130 0.83 0.89 $25.76 $53,590
Michigan 7,020 1.79 1.90 $18.08 $37,600
Ohio 6,080 1.20 1.28 $16.15 $33,600




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 790 2.70 2.87 $15.73 $32,710
Delaware 830 2.03 2.16 $15.98 $33,230
Colorado 4,200 1.89 2.00 $18.44 $38,360
Kentucky 3,280 1.86 1.97 $14.80 $30,770
South Dakota 740 1.85 1.97 $13.88 $28,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 7,130 0.83 0.89 $25.76 $53,590
Illinois 5,290 0.94 1.00 $22.84 $47,510
Rhode Island 510 1.12 1.19 $22.43 $46,650
Connecticut 1,170 0.72 0.76 $22.22 $46,210
California 8,940 0.63 0.66 $21.86 $45,480





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,840 0.74 0.79 $29.06 $60,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,270 0.59 0.62 $21.50 $44,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.58 0.61 $22.39 $46,570
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,890 1.54 1.63 $18.86 $39,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,770 1.02 1.09 $16.90 $35,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,750 0.77 0.82 $15.72 $32,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,620 0.92 0.98 $19.04 $39,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,580 0.60 0.63 $14.30 $29,730
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.33 1.41 $19.82 $41,230
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,400 2.02 2.14 $18.39 $38,240