Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
1,532,340 0.4 % $19.76 $41,110 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.83 $15.10 $18.87 $23.73 $29.17
Annual Wage (2) $24,600 $31,400 $39,240 $49,360 $60,670


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 96,440 10.30 $19.85 $41,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80,810 3.47 $20.11 $41,830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 63,340 1.16 $20.05 $41,700
Real Estate 51,790 3.29 $20.41 $42,450
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 45,060 2.26 $19.47 $40,500

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 96,440 10.30 $19.85 $41,290
Office Administrative Services 26,050 5.29 $20.06 $41,730
Land Subdivision 1,610 4.05 $21.50 $44,720
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 180 4.02 $21.56 $44,830
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 850 3.72 $20.44 $42,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 380 0.06 $31.30 $65,100
Metal Ore Mining 90 0.24 $25.14 $52,290
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 320 1.77 $24.19 $50,310
Natural Gas Distribution 800 0.71 $24.05 $50,020
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,930 0.61 $23.69 $49,270


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 186,410 11.17 1.04 $22.45 $46,700
Texas 125,090 10.52 0.98 $19.74 $41,060
New York 109,140 11.85 1.10 $21.35 $44,400
Florida 94,170 11.19 1.04 $18.36 $38,180
Ohio 58,120 10.82 1.01 $18.75 $39,000




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 9,550 22.76 2.12 $15.97 $33,210
Vermont 5,530 18.12 1.69 $19.78 $41,140
Montana 7,940 17.23 1.60 $17.13 $35,640
Delaware 7,390 16.70 1.55 $21.10 $43,890
North Dakota 5,930 14.24 1.32 $18.39 $38,260




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 3,810 5.38 0.50 $26.62 $55,370
Alaska 4,300 13.51 1.26 $22.87 $47,580
California 186,410 11.17 1.04 $22.45 $46,700
Connecticut 17,080 10.32 0.96 $22.39 $46,570
New Jersey 43,590 10.88 1.01 $22.18 $46,120



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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 72,540 10.84 1.01 $22.51 $46,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 54,440 12.29 1.14 $22.23 $46,250
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 31,280 8.54 0.79 $20.35 $42,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 30,040 12.06 1.12 $21.57 $44,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 29,840 10.19 0.95 $20.76 $43,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 25,140 9.60 0.89 $19.95 $41,500
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 24,410 13.27 1.23 $22.91 $47,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 20,850 10.79 1.00 $21.64 $45,020
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 19,850 15.23 1.42 $22.76 $47,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 19,630 7.79 0.72 $24.04 $50,000