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Court, Municipal, and License Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of court, municipal, and license clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of court, municipal, and license clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The court, municipal, and license clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Court, Municipal, and License Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,310
25th Percentile Wage
$29,670
50th Percentile Wage
$37,300
75th Percentile Wage
$47,000
90th Percentile Wage
$58,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for court, municipal, and license clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) court, municipal, and license clerks is $58,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,310. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 140% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of court, municipal, and license clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,300
1.69% 6.62%
2016
$36,670
2.24% -
2015
$35,850
1.09% -
2014
$35,460
0.93% -
2013
$35,130
0.85% -
2012
$34,830
- -

Table 2. Court, Municipal, and License Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of court, municipal, and license clerks in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for court, municipal, and license clerks occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $43,020. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $26,160).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,020
Wholesale Trade
$38,390
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,520
Finance and Insurance
$36,090
Retail Trade
$32,770
Educational Services
$30,490
Transportation and Warehousing
$29,420
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$27,260
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,160

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Court, Municipal, and License Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only court, municipal, and license clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of court, municipal, and license clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,110 to $49,450. The highest paying state for court, municipal, and license clerks is Rhode Island with a median annual salary of $49,450. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $28,110. For more salary information of court, municipal, and license clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Rhode Island
$49,450
New York
$49,050
Washington
$48,760
Connecticut
$48,720
New Jersey
$47,930
Massachusetts
$47,270
Alaska
$46,120
California
$45,250
North Dakota
$44,780
Minnesota
$44,170
Oregon
$44,150
Nevada
$43,030
Hawaii
$42,590
Wisconsin
$42,420
Maryland
$40,820
Colorado
$39,550
Illinois
$38,700
Vermont
$38,310
Iowa
$38,140
Michigan
$37,990
Pennsylvania
$37,400
New Hampshire
$37,220
Wyoming
$36,950
Florida
$36,300
Ohio
$36,150
Maine
$36,080
Arizona
$35,500
Texas
$34,810
Nebraska
$34,800
Tennessee
$34,730
Virginia
$34,720
Delaware
$34,500
Idaho
$34,020
Utah
$33,430
North Carolina
$32,940
Montana
$32,630
Georgia
$32,160
South Carolina
$31,970
Indiana
$31,770
New Mexico
$31,480
South Dakota
$31,200
Kansas
$31,010
Louisiana
$31,000
Kentucky
$29,910
Alabama
$29,820
Oklahoma
$29,350
Missouri
$29,110
West Virginia
$29,010
Mississippi
$28,990
Arkansas
$28,110



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