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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
Northwest Minnesota 70044$24.41/hr$17.96/hr$20.36/hr$23.77/hr$28.08/hr$30.68/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services50$14.30/hr
Public Administration6,340$24.79/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/A$25.49/hr1.5%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$24.24/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$23.79/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$24.84/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 130$24.43/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 200$23.61/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 230$24.79/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 230$23.56/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 340$23.57/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 360$24.49/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 440$24.64/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 450$24.36/hr3.7%
Southeast Minnesota 510$24.79/hr6.6%
Northeast Minnesota 590$24.63/hr7.9%
Northwest Balance of State 610$23.75/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 700$23.77/hr3.0%
Central Minnesota 780$24.79/hr6.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,800$25.49/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,390$24.79/hr3.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,510$23.21/hr-9.4%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,760$26.76/hr-14.4%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 4,850$23.90/hr-1.3%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,330$23.64/hr-5.1%
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,850$29.93/hr-21.3%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$24.93/hrN/A
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 6,140$30.15/hr10.6%
Office Clerks, General 55,760$21.69/hr-3.3%
Billing and Posting Clerks 6,170$23.88/hr-0.3%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 460$31.83/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.