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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
Industry profile for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
Geographic profile for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

National estimates for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
156,100 0.9 % $ 20.91 $ 43,490 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.10 $ 16.07 $ 19.68 $ 24.40 $ 30.28
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,240 $ 33,420 $ 40,930 $ 50,750 $ 62,970


Industry profile for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 111,250 2.06 $ 20.34 $ 42,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 42,000 1.91 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Other Support Services 1,890 0.63 $ 14.72 $ 30,620
Automobile Dealers 120 0.01 $ 16.67 $ 34,680
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 90 0.02 $ 20.73 $ 43,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 111,250 2.06 $ 20.34 $ 42,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 42,000 1.91 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Other Support Services 1,890 0.63 $ 14.72 $ 30,620
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.02 (8) (8)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 90 0.02 $ 20.73 $ 43,120

Top paying industries for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 42,000 1.91 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 90 0.02 $ 20.73 $ 43,120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 111,250 2.06 $ 20.34 $ 42,310
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services (8) (8) $ 19.03 $ 39,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $ 18.10 $ 37,640


Geographic profile for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 14,390 1.19 1.06 $ 18.95 $ 39,430
California 12,180 0.74 0.66 $ 25.11 $ 52,220
Ohio 10,190 1.98 1.77 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Florida 9,110 1.08 0.96 $ 20.00 $ 41,590
New York 7,720 0.89 0.79 $ 28.79 $ 59,880




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 7,660 2.83 2.52 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
Vermont 710 2.53 2.25 $ 21.88 $ 45,520
Wyoming 650 2.47 2.20 $ 19.39 $ 40,330
Delaware 880 2.07 1.84 $ 18.03 $ 37,500
Missouri 5,540 2.06 1.84 $ 19.69 $ 40,950




Top paying states for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 7,720 0.89 0.79 $ 28.79 $ 59,880
Washington 2,960 0.93 0.83 $ 26.18 $ 54,440
Connecticut 1,270 0.82 0.73 $ 25.84 $ 53,760
Alaska 580 1.97 1.76 $ 25.49 $ 53,030
Rhode Island 750 1.69 1.51 $ 25.47 $ 52,980





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 9,040 1.02 0.91 $ 29.32 $ 60,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,430 2.40 2.14 $ 23.23 $ 48,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,560 1.20 1.07 $ 19.29 $ 40,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,420 0.59 0.52 $ 25.13 $ 52,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,330 1.33 1.18 $ 21.53 $ 44,780
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,960 0.68 0.61 $ 22.89 $ 47,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,690 0.75 0.67 $ 20.08 $ 41,770
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,350 1.32 1.18 $ 20.41 $ 42,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,150 0.82 0.73 $ 18.65 $ 38,790
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,100 1.44 1.29 $ 22.41 $ 46,600




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jefferson City, MO 440 6.03 5.38 (8) (8)
Dover, DE 290 4.80 4.28 $ 17.77 $ 36,960
Duluth, MN-WI 470 3.95 3.52 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
Trenton, NJ 870 3.76 3.35 $ 23.36 $ 48,580
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 190 3.56 3.18 $ 17.93 $ 37,300
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 120 3.50 3.12 $ 18.86 $ 39,230
Hinesville, GA 60 3.40 3.03 $ 17.65 $ 36,720
Pueblo, CO 200 3.39 3.02 $ 18.60 $ 38,690
Grand Junction, CO 200 3.38 3.01 $ 18.38 $ 38,230
Ocean City, NJ 110 3.30 2.94 $ 25.35 $ 52,730