Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
1,575,060 0.3 % $18.30 $38,070 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.81 $13.88 $17.51 $21.98 $27.15
Annual Wage (2) $22,480 $28,860 $36,430 $45,730 $56,470


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)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 90,130 10.09 $18.13 $37,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 77,490 3.51 $18.74 $38,970
Local Government (OES Designation) 67,640 1.27 $18.63 $38,740
Depository Credit Intermediation 39,610 2.35 $17.85 $37,140
Elementary and Secondary Schools 38,740 0.47 $18.32 $38,110

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 90,130 10.09 $18.13 $37,710
Office Administrative Services 25,200 5.60 $18.60 $38,700
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 12,200 4.29 $17.84 $37,110
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 980 4.24 $19.02 $39,560
Land Subdivision 1,670 4.05 $20.38 $42,380

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 $29.31 $60,960
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 5,000 1.13 $24.56 $51,080
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 470 2.70 $23.64 $49,180
Satellite Telecommunications 180 2.13 $22.20 $46,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,270 0.67 $22.14 $46,050


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 173,170 11.45 0.98 $20.55 $42,750
Texas 123,600 11.01 0.94 $17.90 $37,240
New York 114,770 13.03 1.12 $19.91 $41,410
Florida 91,250 11.90 1.02 $16.70 $34,730
Pennsylvania 65,060 11.51 0.99 $17.61 $36,640



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 9,290 22.69 1.95 $14.57 $30,310
Montana 9,780 22.07 1.89 $15.89 $33,040
Vermont 5,380 17.86 1.53 $18.20 $37,860
North Dakota 7,480 16.98 1.46 $17.59 $36,580
Oklahoma 25,410 16.11 1.38 $16.09 $33,460



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 4,030 5.97 0.51 $26.32 $54,750
Alaska 4,810 14.81 1.27 $21.19 $44,080
Maryland 24,400 9.54 0.82 $20.96 $43,600
Massachusetts 38,870 11.70 1.00 $20.89 $43,460
New Jersey 45,500 11.76 1.01 $20.85 $43,370




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 64,460 11.96 1.03 $21.12 $43,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50,680 12.49 1.07 $20.19 $41,990
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 35,360 9.43 0.81 $19.50 $40,560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 30,010 10.55 0.91 $19.12 $39,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 26,920 12.03 1.03 $19.04 $39,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 26,290 11.01 0.94 $18.75 $38,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 22,770 12.48 1.07 $19.40 $40,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 21,530 9.05 0.78 $21.90 $45,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 21,240 11.41 0.98 $19.77 $41,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 20,560 11.45 0.98 $22.08 $45,940