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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
1,512,660 0.4 % $20.65 $42,960 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.44 $15.87 $19.82 $24.70 $30.01
Annual Wage (2) $25,870 $33,020 $41,230 $51,370 $62,410


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 109,800 11.22 $20.96 $43,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 77,480 3.14 $21.25 $44,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 62,950 1.14 $21.23 $44,170
Real Estate 52,760 3.17 $20.88 $43,420
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 42,260 2.07 $20.48 $42,590

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 109,800 11.22 $20.96 $43,600
Office Administrative Services 26,680 5.35 $20.94 $43,550
Freight Transportation Arrangement 8,670 3.69 $20.90 $43,470
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 990 3.41 $22.30 $46,370
Land Subdivision 1,240 3.27 $22.20 $46,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 340 0.05 $33.21 $69,080
Natural Gas Distribution 560 0.51 $25.42 $52,880
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 180 2.88 $25.09 $52,180
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,500 0.65 $25.07 $52,150
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.17 $24.93 $51,850


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 180,050 10.36 1.01 $23.30 $48,460
Texas 131,870 10.61 1.03 $20.16 $41,920
New York 101,030 10.61 1.03 $22.70 $47,220
Florida 94,230 10.72 1.04 $19.82 $41,220
Illinois 55,900 9.28 0.90 $21.10 $43,880




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 9,700 22.81 2.21 $16.66 $34,650
Montana 7,990 17.08 1.66 $17.56 $36,520
Vermont 4,840 15.81 1.54 $20.62 $42,890
Delaware 6,140 13.59 1.32 $20.99 $43,660
Oklahoma 21,730 13.44 1.30 $18.93 $39,360




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 3,370 4.66 0.45 $26.91 $55,970
Massachusetts 44,440 12.28 1.19 $23.58 $49,040
Connecticut 17,050 10.24 0.99 $23.53 $48,950
California 180,050 10.36 1.01 $23.30 $48,460
Alaska 4,140 13.04 1.27 $23.30 $48,460





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 99,420 10.30 1.00 $23.78 $49,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 71,110 11.40 1.11 $23.12 $48,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 42,500 9.09 0.88 $21.89 $45,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 42,490 11.62 1.13 $21.28 $44,260
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 33,730 12.06 1.17 $24.26 $50,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 31,530 10.33 1.00 $21.33 $44,370
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 29,890 11.31 1.10 $20.99 $43,670
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 29,660 10.31 1.00 $21.58 $44,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 24,780 7.79 0.76 $24.32 $50,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 23,350 9.44 0.92 $26.44 $54,980