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What Do License Clerk Do?

Occupation Description Issue licenses or permits to qualified applicants. Obtain necessary information, record data, advise applicants on requirements, collect fees, and issue licenses. May conduct oral, written, visual, or performance testing.

Life As a License Clerk

  • Prepare lists of overdue accounts, license suspensions, or issuances.
  • Respond to correspondence from insurance companies regarding the licensure of agents, brokers, or adjusters.
  • Assemble photographs with printed license information to produce completed documents.
  • Train other workers or coordinate their work, as necessary.
  • Question applicants to obtain required information, such as name, address, or age, and record data on prescribed forms.
  • Collect prescribed fees for licenses.

License Clerk Required Skills

Below is a list of the skills most License Clerks say are important on the job.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Types of License Clerk Jobs

  • Licensing Clerk
  • Motor Vehicle Examiner
  • Licensing Specialist
  • Tag Clerk
  • License Clerk

License Clerk Job Outlook

In the United States, there were 135,500 jobs for License Clerk in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6.4% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 8,700 new jobs for License Clerk by 2026. The BLS estimates 12,600 yearly job openings in this field.

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The states with the most job growth for License Clerk are Vermont, Utah, and Texas. Watch out if you plan on working in Maryland, Alaska, or New Jersey. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

License Clerk Salary

The average yearly salary of a License Clerk ranges between $25,150 and $60,330.

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License Clerks who work in Washington, New York, or Alaska, make the highest salaries.

How much do License Clerks make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $31,820
Alaska $52,680
Arizona $39,060
Arkansas $30,970
California $51,550
Colorado $41,470
Connecticut $51,350
Delaware $34,880
Florida $38,720
Georgia $35,360
Hawaii $45,480
Idaho $37,850
Illinois $42,830
Indiana $33,730
Iowa $42,690
Kansas $34,500
Kentucky $32,250
Louisiana $33,090
Maine $37,550
Maryland $43,530
Massachusetts $48,840
Michigan $38,640
Minnesota $45,250
Mississippi $32,570
Missouri $33,240
Montana $33,710
Nebraska $38,860
Nevada $46,820
New Hampshire $40,030
New Jersey $49,060
New Mexico $38,260
New York $56,890
North Carolina $36,160
North Dakota $42,930
Ohio $37,840
Oklahoma $30,970
Oregon $44,840
Pennsylvania $40,400
Rhode Island $49,540
South Carolina $34,760
South Dakota $32,880
Tennessee $37,600
Texas $37,590
Utah $38,940
Vermont $43,690
Virginia $39,650
Washington $50,590
West Virginia $36,190
Wisconsin $43,150
Wyoming $39,310

What Tools do License Clerks Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many License Clerks:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access

How to Become a License Clerk

Are there License Clerks education requirements?

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How many years of work experience do I need?

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Where do License Clerks Work?

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The table below shows the approximate number of License Clerks employed by various industries.

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