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Occupational Employment Statistics


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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 62060$24.75/hr$18.98/hr$21.69/hr$24.04/hr$28.43/hr$30.72/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services40$15.41/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration6,660$24.69/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$24.17/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$23.22/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$24.62/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 150$24.18/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 210$24.69/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 210$24.58/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 220$24.69/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 380$24.49/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 390$24.54/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 470$24.04/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 510$24.54/hr6.6%
Southwest Minnesota 510$24.54/hr3.7%
Northeast Minnesota 620$24.04/hr7.9%
Northwest Balance of State 640$24.04/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 750$24.17/hr3.0%
Central Minnesota 830$24.69/hr6.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,460$25.07/hr1.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,950$25.04/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,690$24.68/hr3.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,730$23.80/hr-9.4%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,810$25.27/hr-14.4%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 5,430$24.47/hr-1.3%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,140$24.18/hr-5.1%
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,680$30.77/hr-21.3%
Correspondence Clerks N/AN/AN/A
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 6,080$30.53/hr10.6%
Office Clerks, General 52,900$19.71/hr-3.3%
Billing and Posting Clerks 7,800$24.18/hr-0.3%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 220$24.83/hr-7.9%

  • Record and maintain all vital and fiscal records and accounts.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as answering telephone calls, filing court documents, or maintaining office supplies or equipment.
  • Question applicants to obtain required information, such as name, address, or age, and record data on prescribed forms.
  • Code information on license applications for entry into computers.
  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy and to determine whether applicants are qualified to obtain desired licenses.
  • Perform general office duties, such as taking or transcribing dictation, typing or proofreading correspondence, distributing or filing official forms, or scheduling appointments.
  • Answer questions or provide advice to the public regarding licensing policies, procedures, or regulations.
  • Prepare and issue orders of the court, such as probation orders, release documentation, sentencing information, or summonses.
  • Record case dispositions, court orders, or arrangements made for payment of court fees.
  • Verify the authenticity of documents, such as foreign identification or immigration documents.