Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
1,566,960 0.4 % $19.34 $40,220 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.48 $14.73 $18.46 $23.29 $28.67
Annual Wage (2) $23,880 $30,640 $38,390 $48,440 $59,630


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 95,160 10.10 $19.45 $40,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises 81,690 3.55 $19.64 $40,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 64,860 1.21 $19.45 $40,460
Building Equipment Contractors 38,300 1.92 $20.40 $42,430
Depository Credit Intermediation 38,240 2.27 $19.02 $39,570

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 95,160 10.10 $19.45 $40,450
Office Administrative Services 23,950 4.98 $19.74 $41,060
Land Subdivision 1,760 4.36 $21.12 $43,930
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 210 4.21 $22.72 $47,250
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 12,320 4.10 $18.95 $39,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 400 0.06 $31.01 $64,510
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 40 0.91 $28.50 $59,280
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 310 1.76 $23.96 $49,840
Satellite Telecommunications 90 1.53 $23.79 $49,490
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 4,940 1.10 $23.59 $49,060


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 187,550 11.75 1.05 $21.99 $45,730
Texas 125,140 10.65 0.95 $19.38 $40,300
New York 115,270 12.67 1.14 $21.02 $43,720
Florida 94,170 11.45 1.03 $17.74 $36,890
Ohio 61,590 11.54 1.03 $18.31 $38,090




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 9,610 23.02 2.06 $15.51 $32,260
Montana 8,480 18.66 1.67 $16.91 $35,170
Vermont 5,450 17.87 1.60 $19.83 $41,260
Delaware 7,730 17.54 1.57 $20.84 $43,350
North Dakota 6,340 14.91 1.34 $18.42 $38,320




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 3,840 5.47 0.49 $26.84 $55,820
Alaska 4,670 14.43 1.29 $22.75 $47,320
California 187,550 11.75 1.05 $21.99 $45,730
Connecticut 18,140 10.89 0.98 $21.90 $45,550
New Jersey 45,120 11.41 1.02 $21.61 $44,960





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 76,210 11.57 1.04 $22.13 $46,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 56,300 13.34 1.20 $21.77 $45,280
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 33,130 9.10 0.82 $20.04 $41,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 29,940 10.20 0.91 $20.91 $43,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 29,830 12.28 1.10 $20.43 $42,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 26,670 10.44 0.94 $19.76 $41,110
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 22,560 12.51 1.12 $22.55 $46,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 21,590 11.30 1.01 $20.53 $42,700
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 20,380 15.85 1.42 $21.99 $45,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 20,220 8.12 0.73 $23.32 $48,500