Information About Bookkeeping, Accounting, And Auditing Clerks

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Training

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
Training for Bookkeeping, Accounting, And Auditing Clerks
Percent
Less than High School 3.3
High School 32.9
Some College 39.2
Associates Degree 9.5
Bachelors Degree 12.8
Masters Degree 1.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment

Represents about 2,063,000 people in the United States- 6.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 212,000 more bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 460,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks make $17.37 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks $10.30 $13.10 $16.70 $20.80 $25.60
Office and administrative support occupations $9.13 $11.40 $15.00 $20.00 $25.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks make $36,120 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks $21,450 $27,400 $34,740 $43,440 $53,250
Office and administrative support occupations $18,980 $23,760 $31,250 $41,590 $53,880
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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