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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 56020$20.90/hr$10.22/hr$17.57/hr$20.64/hr$24.59/hr$28.54/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration3,860$22.05/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$27.50/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$20.45/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60$18.46/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$20.80/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$22.23/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 120$23.55/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 120$19.62/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 240$19.26/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 350$22.20/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 350$22.54/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 360$20.21/hr11.4%
Northwest Balance of State 400$20.76/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 430$22.06/hr1.8%
Southeast Balance of State 470$21.89/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 470$21.63/hr8.9%
Northwest Minnesota 560$20.64/hr6.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,760$23.19/hr5.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,100$22.66/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,990$22.02/hr6.3%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,920$19.72/hr-7.3%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,550$24.46/hr-1.2%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,230$21.65/hr7.0%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 4,280$21.17/hr-3.4%
Legal Secretaries 3,530$25.56/hr-20.0%
Correspondence Clerks 30$20.60/hr3.1%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4,890$26.81/hr13.3%
Office Clerks, General 55,140$17.90/hr-2.4%
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,580$20.50/hr10.0%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 720$23.79/hr-0.5%

  • Record and maintain all vital and fiscal records and accounts.
  • Update operational records or licensing information, using computer terminals.
  • Collect prescribed fees for licenses.
  • Plan and direct the maintenance, filing, safekeeping, and computerization of all municipal documents.
  • 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.
  • Perform routine data entry or other office support activities, including creating, sorting, photocopying, distributing, or filing documents.
  • Code information on license applications for entry into computers.
  • Maintain records of applications made or licensing fees collected.
  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy and to determine whether applicants are qualified to obtain desired licenses.