Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers. Excludes "Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks" (43-3051).


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)
1,580,220 0.4 % $18.74 $38,990 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.03 $14.22 $17.91 $22.56 $27.84
Annual Wage (2) $22,940 $29,570 $37,250 $46,920 $57,920


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)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 94,660 10.24 $18.79 $39,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80,000 3.54 $18.99 $39,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 66,750 1.25 $18.96 $39,430
Elementary and Secondary Schools 38,190 0.46 $18.67 $38,840
Building Equipment Contractors 37,320 1.97 $19.64 $40,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 94,660 10.24 $18.79 $39,080
Office Administrative Services 24,540 5.32 $18.86 $39,230
Land Subdivision 1,750 4.34 $19.72 $41,010
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 1,000 4.26 $19.79 $41,170
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 11,930 4.12 $18.45 $38,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 390 0.06 $30.69 $63,840
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 40 0.77 $27.78 $57,780
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 4,630 1.04 $25.19 $52,390
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 340 1.99 $24.90 $51,790
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 40 0.35 $23.84 $49,580


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 178,660 11.53 1.01 $21.25 $44,200
Texas 125,370 10.83 0.95 $18.75 $39,010
New York 118,600 13.20 1.15 $20.42 $42,470
Florida 91,670 11.57 1.01 $17.16 $35,680
Pennsylvania 63,540 11.13 0.97 $17.98 $37,400



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)
South Dakota 9,480 22.94 2.00 $15.01 $31,220
Montana 9,370 20.96 1.83 $16.53 $34,390
Vermont 5,240 17.26 1.51 $18.87 $39,250
North Dakota 7,110 15.87 1.38 $18.23 $37,910
Alaska 5,020 15.35 1.34 $21.64 $45,020



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 3,710 5.49 0.48 $26.00 $54,080
Alaska 5,020 15.35 1.34 $21.64 $45,020
Massachusetts 41,720 12.28 1.07 $21.28 $44,260
California 178,660 11.53 1.01 $21.25 $44,200
Maryland 24,500 9.44 0.82 $21.12 $43,930




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 78,420 12.10 1.06 $21.54 $44,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 52,710 12.84 1.12 $21.13 $43,940
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 34,300 9.60 0.84 $19.63 $40,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30,960 10.57 0.92 $20.37 $42,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 28,510 12.24 1.07 $19.97 $41,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 26,890 10.84 0.95 $19.46 $40,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 21,620 11.50 1.00 $19.75 $41,070
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division