Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
1,586,380 0.3 % $17.91 $37,250 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.59 $13.59 $17.18 $21.49 $26.52
Annual Wage (2) $22,020 $28,270 $35,730 $44,690 $55,170


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 92,690 10.50 $17.63 $36,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 75,040 3.52 $18.32 $38,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 70,220 1.28 $18.17 $37,790
Depository Credit Intermediation 41,570 2.42 $17.12 $35,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 39,340 0.48 $18.20 $37,860

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 92,690 10.50 $17.63 $36,670
Office Administrative Services 27,100 6.21 $18.50 $38,480
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 12,270 4.48 $17.99 $37,420
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 4,160 4.36 $16.89 $35,130
Land Subdivision 1,690 4.26 $20.14 $41,890

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 $28.50 $59,280
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 5,890 1.33 $24.80 $51,590
Rail Transportation 780 0.35 $23.02 $47,880
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 520 3.06 $22.57 $46,950
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,390 0.69 $21.49 $44,700


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 168,990 11.48 0.96 $20.15 $41,910
Texas 123,820 11.35 0.95 $17.46 $36,310
New York 112,440 13.02 1.09 $19.64 $40,850
Florida 91,710 12.31 1.03 $16.30 $33,910
Pennsylvania 66,150 11.78 0.98 $17.49 $36,380




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)
Montana 10,720 24.42 2.04 $15.83 $32,920
South Dakota 9,310 23.09 1.93 $14.19 $29,520
North Dakota 8,100 19.16 1.60 $16.86 $35,070
Vermont 5,510 18.48 1.54 $17.57 $36,540
Oklahoma 27,620 17.72 1.48 $15.34 $31,910




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 4,120 6.19 0.52 $24.83 $51,640
Connecticut 19,730 12.07 1.01 $20.52 $42,690
Massachusetts 39,500 12.12 1.01 $20.50 $42,640
Alaska 4,660 14.43 1.21 $20.31 $42,250
Maryland 25,280 9.97 0.83 $20.30 $42,230





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 63,210 12.06 1.01 $20.95 $43,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 48,720 12.26 1.02 $19.63 $40,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 34,270 9.26 0.77 $19.31 $40,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 30,010 10.88 0.91 $18.62 $38,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 26,380 12.27 1.03 $18.75 $38,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 25,810 11.18 0.93 $18.07 $37,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 22,380 12.16 1.02 $19.61 $40,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 22,010 9.30 0.78 $21.52 $44,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 21,650 12.08 1.01 $19.10 $39,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 20,880 11.94 1.00 $21.66 $45,050