Salary for License Clerks

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This occupation has now been updated to Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

Also known as:  Circuit Court Clerk, City Clerk, Court Clerk, Courtroom Clerk, Deputy Court Clerk, Docket Clerk, Dog Licenser, License Clerk, Motor Vehicle License Clerk, Motor Vehicle Representative helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

License Clerks issue licenses and permits of various nature. They also obtain other necessary information and advise applications on the requirements of obtaining the license. A License Clerk must also collect the appropriate fees and may be required to perform testing for licenses to be obtained. Information from individuals wishing to obtain a license is entered into a computer so accurate records and fees can be maintained. Other office and clerical duties may be a part of the job. It is necessary that customer service skills be had, as well as clerical skills and knowledge of laws, legal codes and procedures.

A License Clerk will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $27,240 and $62,970 based on education and experience. usually receive average salaries of fourty-three thousand four hundred and ninety dollars yearly.

make the most money in New York, where they can get average job salaries of approximately $59,880. These employees make the highest salary in Finance and Insurance, where they can receive wages of $53,290.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.52 percent nationwide in that time.


License Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Wholesale Trade
Public Administration
Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Retail Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services
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