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
Southeast Minnesota 53028$22.98/hr$16.79/hr$19.88/hr$23.04/hr$26.30/hr$29.27/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration7,210$22.87/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$20.22/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$21.39/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$23.05/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 130$22.69/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 160$24.40/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 240$21.84/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 240$21.09/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 380$22.07/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 450$22.92/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 530$23.04/hr8.5%
Northeast Minnesota 640$22.63/hr1.8%
Southeast Balance of State 660$22.46/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 700$22.18/hr8.9%
Northwest Balance of State 790$21.86/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 800$21.65/hr11.4%
Northwest Minnesota 960$21.80/hr6.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,680$23.05/hr5.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,150$23.04/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,290$22.84/hr6.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,660$20.01/hr-7.3%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,480$24.85/hr-1.2%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,790$22.52/hr7.0%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,170$21.52/hr-3.4%
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,390$25.75/hr-20.0%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$22.72/hr3.1%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,580$26.80/hr13.3%
Office Clerks, General 52,080$18.44/hr-2.4%
Billing and Posting Clerks 7,770$20.91/hr10.0%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 570$23.91/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.