Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
123,510 0.8 % $17.39 $36,170 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.76 $13.15 $16.53 $20.45 $25.22
Annual Wage (2) $22,370 $27,350 $34,390 $42,530 $52,470


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 87,110 1.56 $16.50 $34,320
State Government (OES Designation) 33,990 1.48 $19.96 $41,520
Other Support Services 1,810 0.66 $11.44 $23,790
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 40 0.01 $11.63 $24,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 87,110 1.56 $16.50 $34,320
State Government (OES Designation) 33,990 1.48 $19.96 $41,520
Other Support Services 1,810 0.66 $11.44 $23,790
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 40 0.01 $11.63 $24,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 33,990 1.48 $19.96 $41,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 87,110 1.56 $16.50 $34,320
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 40 0.01 $11.63 $24,190
Other Support Services 1,810 0.66 $11.44 $23,790


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,770 0.84 0.87 $20.90 $43,460
Texas 8,290 0.82 0.85 $14.32 $29,780
New York 7,350 0.88 0.91 $25.46 $52,960
New Jersey 6,810 1.81 1.86 $20.31 $42,250
Ohio 6,590 1.34 1.38 $16.36 $34,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 630 2.19 2.25 $16.09 $33,470
Colorado 4,470 2.07 2.13 $18.21 $37,870
Washington 5,550 2.06 2.12 $19.31 $40,160
South Dakota 780 2.02 2.08 $13.47 $28,020
Kentucky 3,190 1.86 1.91 $14.52 $30,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 7,350 0.88 0.91 $25.46 $52,960
Connecticut 1,400 0.88 0.91 $22.06 $45,890
Nevada 1,400 1.26 1.30 $21.72 $45,180
Rhode Island 510 1.14 1.17 $21.04 $43,750
California 11,770 0.84 0.87 $20.90 $43,460

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,420 0.89 0.91 $28.21 $58,670
Denver-Aurora, CO 2,460 2.08 2.14 $18.21 $37,870
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,110 2.57 2.64 $20.21 $42,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.96 0.98 $15.06 $31,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,770 1.06 1.09 $19.04 $39,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,650 0.75 0.77 $16.24 $33,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,630 0.97 0.99 $16.44 $34,190
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,620 1.70 1.75 $20.68 $43,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,560 1.16 1.19 $20.47 $42,580
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,480 1.54 1.58 $20.26 $42,140




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia, WA 910 9.67 9.95 $18.08 $37,600
El Centro, CA 190 3.82 3.93 $17.19 $35,760
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 750 3.50 3.61 $19.86 $41,320
Ocean City, NJ 120 3.30 3.40 $20.73 $43,110
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 180 3.00 3.08 $19.06 $39,650
Bellingham, WA 200 2.71 2.79 $17.57 $36,540
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 110 2.60 2.67 $15.66 $32,570
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 320 2.57 2.65 $19.97 $41,530
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,110 2.57 2.64 $20.21 $42,040
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 250 2.55 2.62 $17.37 $36,130




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,420 0.89 0.91 $28.21 $58,670
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.87 0.90 $27.52 $57,240
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.26 $48,380
Visalia-Porterville, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.18 $48,220
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 600 0.36 0.37 $22.96 $47,750
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 60 0.37 0.38 $22.81 $47,440
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 620 1.14 1.18 $22.76 $47,340
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 250 0.63 0.65 $22.61 $47,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 360 0.42 0.43 $22.62 $47,040
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 770 0.96 0.98 $22.61 $47,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 540 1.44 1.48 $14.93 $31,050
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 470 3.53 3.64 $12.24 $25,450
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 470 1.79 1.85 $13.33 $27,730
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 460 2.41 2.48 $14.37 $29,890
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 460 3.14 3.24 $15.26 $31,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 220 4.86 5.00 $14.42 $29,980
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 4.81 4.95 $16.30 $33,910
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 270 4.49 4.62 $18.00 $37,450
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 200 4.17 4.29 $18.16 $37,770
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 250 4.09 4.21 $19.61 $40,780

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.71 0.73 $24.56 $51,080
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 0.52 $21.89 $45,530
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.95 2.01 $21.31 $44,330
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.78 $43,230
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.31 1.35 $19.94 $41,480


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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