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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
150,170 1.0 % $ 21.57 $ 44,870 0.2 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.98 $ 17.64 $ 21.45 $ 23.19 $ 29.32
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,070 $ 36,680 $ 44,610 $ 48,230 $ 60,980


Industry profile for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

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) 105,720 1.97 $ 21.15 $ 44,000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 41,460 1.89 $ 23.01 $ 47,850
Other Support Services 1,870 0.67 $ 15.51 $ 32,260
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 140 0.05 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
Automobile Dealers 70 0.01 $ 18.64 $ 38,770

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) 105,720 1.97 $ 21.15 $ 44,000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 41,460 1.89 $ 23.01 $ 47,850
Other Support Services 1,870 0.67 $ 15.51 $ 32,260
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 140 0.05 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
Automobile Dealers 70 0.01 $ 18.64 $ 38,770

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) 41,460 1.89 $ 23.01 $ 47,850
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 105,720 1.97 $ 21.15 $ 44,000
Elementary and Secondary Schools (8) (8) $ 20.53 $ 42,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $ 19.13 $ 39,790
Automobile Dealers 70 0.01 $ 18.64 $ 38,770


Geographic profile for Court, Municipal, and License Clerks:

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.



Map of employment of court, municipal, and license clerks by state, May 2021


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)
New York 11,630 1.34 1.26 $ 27.58 $ 57,370
California 11,520 0.70 0.65 $ 26.78 $ 55,700
Texas 10,020 0.82 0.77 $ 19.85 $ 41,280
Ohio 9,400 1.81 1.70 $ 20.01 $ 41,620
Florida 7,360 0.86 0.80 $ 20.42 $ 42,480


Map of location quotient of court, municipal, and license clerks by state, May 2021


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)
Vermont 760 2.68 2.52 $ 22.12 $ 46,010
Minnesota 6,690 2.45 2.30 $ 23.91 $ 49,740
Montana 1,120 2.39 2.24 $ 17.76 $ 36,950
Mississippi 2,600 2.36 2.22 $ 16.46 $ 34,250
Colorado 5,910 2.25 2.12 $ 22.53 $ 46,850


Map of annual mean wages of court, municipal, and license clerks by state, May 2021


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 11,630 1.34 1.26 $ 27.58 $ 57,370
California 11,520 0.70 0.65 $ 26.78 $ 55,700
Washington 2,880 0.90 0.84 $ 26.74 $ 55,620
Massachusetts 2,020 0.60 0.56 $ 26.70 $ 55,540
Connecticut 1,300 0.83 0.78 $ 25.61 $ 53,280



Map of employment of court, municipal, and license clerks by area, May 2021


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 10,530 1.21 1.14 $ 29.20 $ 60,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,950 2.17 2.03 $ 24.44 $ 50,840
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,940 0.69 0.65 $ 23.25 $ 48,360
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,860 1.17 1.10 $ 22.45 $ 46,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,490 0.86 0.81 $ 20.99 $ 43,660
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,470 1.68 1.58 $ 23.53 $ 48,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,460 0.43 0.40 $ 27.42 $ 57,040
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,430 1.35 1.27 $ 20.77 $ 43,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,060 0.92 0.86 $ 31.98 $ 66,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,030 0.57 0.53 $ 20.74 $ 43,140


Map of location quotient of court, municipal, and license clerks by area, May 2021


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)
Carson City, NV 160 5.37 5.04 $ 19.87 $ 41,340
Dover, DE 310 4.93 4.62 $ 17.63 $ 36,660
Duluth, MN-WI 470 3.98 3.73 $ 23.00 $ 47,830
Enid, OK 80 3.62 3.40 $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Trenton, NJ 790 3.50 3.28 $ 23.84 $ 49,580
Hinesville, GA 60 3.13 2.94 $ 18.24 $ 37,940
Greeley, CO 300 2.91 2.73 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
Fort Collins, CO 450 2.82 2.64 $ 22.11 $ 45,980
Charleston, WV 280 2.79 2.62 $ 18.98 $ 39,470
Hammond, LA 120 2.73 2.56 $ 20.18 $ 41,970