Bookkeepers Salary 2017: How Much Money Do They Make

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Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks

Other names for this job might include Account Administrator, Account Clerk, Account Information Clerk, Account Receivable Clerk, Accountant, Accountant Assistant, Accountant Clerk, Accountant Helper, Accounting Analyst, Accounting Assistant


  • $40220
    Salary
  • 70%
    Job satisfaction
  • Medium
    Becoming one
  • Medium
    Job growth
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C+



How Much Successful Bookkeepers Make In 2017


In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerk will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).



Average salary

Annual salary
$40220 per year

Hourly wage
$19.340 per hour


1 of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Bookkeepers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Bookkeepers is $40220. Their salary can also be as low as $23880 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $59630 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $19.340 and can range from $11.480 to $28.670 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Bookkeeper will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
Salary rank
C

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This compares the salary of all careers and we give them a rank of A, B, C or D depending on how high or low is their average salary.

After comparing how much do Bookkeepers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of C.



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Salary range

LevelHourlyYearly
Highest (Top 10%)$28.670$59630
Senior (Top 25%)$23.290$48440
Middle (Mid 50%)$18.460$38390
Junior (Bottom 25%)$14.730$30640
No experience (Bottom 10%)$11.480$23880


Entry-level Bookkeepers who starts out at $30640 can expect to make $38390 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $11.480 per hour while the top 10% makes over $28.670 per hour.

While the median wage is $38390 per annum or $18.460 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.


Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Postal Service (federal government)29.3160960
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage24.5651080
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank23.6449180
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences22.2446260
Satellite Telecommunications22.246180
Scientific Research and Development Services22.1446050
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities22.0545870
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing21.9745700
Natural Gas Distribution21.8845500
Rail Transportation21.8845500
Federal government, including the US Postal Service21.6545030
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds21.4844680
Federal Executive Branch21.4644640
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution21.4244550
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities21.4244550
Software Publishers21.2944280
Engineering Services21.1543990
Motion Picture and Video Industries21.1443960
Wired Telecommunications Carriers21.1343940
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures20.9343530
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing20.943470
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries20.8843430
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing20.8343330
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing20.8343320
Oil and Gas Extraction20.8143290
Tobacco Manufacturing20.8143290
Communications Equipment Manufacturing20.7943250
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing20.7843230
Telecommunications20.7343120
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services20.7343110
Other Financial Investment Activities20.6843020
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing20.5442720
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing20.5442710
Nonresidential Building Construction20.5142670
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction20.4242480
Land Subdivision20.3842380
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned20.3442320
Legal Services20.3142240
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing20.2642150
Computer Systems Design and Related Services20.1942000
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing20.1441890
Utilities20.1341870
Nonscheduled Air Transportation20.1341860
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities20.0941800
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing20.0841760
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles20.0741740
Metal Ore Mining20.0541700
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing20.0141630
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing20.0141610
Other Telecommunications2041600
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing19.9841570
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction19.9341450
Cable and Other Subscription Programming19.9241440
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing19.8841360
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing19.8741320
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing19.8341260
Mining19.8141200
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing19.841180
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction19.7741120
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing19.7541080
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills19.7541070
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing19.7441070
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing19.7341050
Insurance Carriers19.7241020
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing19.6640890
Utility System Construction19.6540870
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing19.6440850
Nondepository Credit Intermediation19.6240820
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals19.6340820
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers19.6140800
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel19.6140790
Construction of Buildings19.5940750
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills19.5940750
Other Information Services19.5740700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services19.5740690
Other Insurance Related Activities19.5540660
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services19.5440640
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors19.5140570
Information19.4940540
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers19.4940530
Testing Laboratories19.4840510
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers19.4640480
Chemical Manufacturing19.4640470
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services19.4540450
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers19.4340400
Other Pipeline Transportation19.4240400
Specialized Design Services19.440340
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing19.3840300
Air Transportation19.3740290
Inland Water Transportation19.3740290
Grantmaking and Giving Services19.3740290
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing19.3640260
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation19.3640260
Basic Chemical Manufacturing19.3540240
Educational Support Services, Privately owned19.3440240
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)19.3440220
Couriers and Express Delivery Services19.3340200
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.3240190
Pipeline Transportation19.3240180
Specialty hospitals, State government owned19.3140160
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing19.340140
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing19.2840110
Educational Support Services, Local government owned19.2840090
Offices of Dentists19.2740080
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing19.2640070
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers19.2740070
Federal, State, and Local Government19.2640070
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service19.2640070
Support Activities for Mining19.2640060
Coal Mining19.2640050
Other Building Equipment Contractors19.2540040
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing19.2440020
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing19.2340000
Activities Related to Real Estate19.2339990
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing19.2239980
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing19.2239980
Forging and Stamping19.2139960
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing19.2139950
Machinery Manufacturing19.1839890
Educational Services, Privately owned19.1739880
Drywall and Insulation Contractors19.1539830
Construction19.1439820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services19.1439820
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations19.1539820
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers19.1339790
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities19.1339790
Television Broadcasting19.1139750
Primary Metal Manufacturing19.139720
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors19.0839680
Scheduled Air Transportation19.0739670
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing19.0639640
Finance and Insurance19.0639640
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media19.0539630
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction19.0539620
Water Transportation19.0539620
Urban Transit Systems19.0439610
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)19.0439610
Roofing Contractors19.0239570
Building Equipment Contractors19.0239570
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)19.0239560
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing19.0139540
Miscellaneous Manufacturing1939510
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing18.9939500
Beverage Manufacturing18.9939490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)18.9839490
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations18.9839490
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.9739460
Other Food Manufacturing18.9739450
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.9739450
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors18.9639440
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned18.9639430
Plastics Product Manufacturing18.9539410
Ship and Boat Building18.9439390
Paper Manufacturing18.9339380
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers18.9339370
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned18.9339360
Couriers and Messengers18.9239350
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing18.9139330
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned18.939320
Residential Building Construction18.939310
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing18.939310
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.939310
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers18.8939300
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers18.8839270
Sound Recording Industries18.8839270
Mining (except Oil and Gas)18.8839260
Manufacturing18.8839260
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation18.8839260
State government, including schools and hospitals18.8839260
Support Activities for Air Transportation18.8739240
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing18.8639220
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers18.8539220
Freight Transportation Arrangement18.8639220
Specialty Trade Contractors18.8339170
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)18.8339160
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service18.8339160
Junior colleges, Local government owned18.8239150
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing18.8239140
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing18.839100
Waste Management and Remediation Services18.839090
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.7939080
Other Specialty Trade Contractors18.7839070
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing18.7839060
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas18.7839060
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities18.7739050
Waste Treatment and Disposal18.7839050
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing18.7639030
Offices of Physicians18.7438990
Management of Companies and Enterprises18.7438970
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services18.7338960
Rubber Product Manufacturing18.7138910
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing18.6838860
Support Activities for Water Transportation18.6838860
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods18.6738840
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers18.6738830
Support Activities for Rail Transportation18.6538790
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors18.6438770
Foundries18.6438770
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing18.6338750
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.6238740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals18.6338740
Broadcasting (except Internet)18.6238730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.6238720
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying18.6138710
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water18.638700
Real Estate18.6138700
Office Administrative Services18.638700
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors18.638680
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing18.5938670
Hardware Manufacturing18.5838650
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging18.5838640
Wholesale Trade18.5738630
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services18.5638600
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries18.5638600
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories18.5538590
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing18.5338550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned18.5338530
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing18.5238510
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)18.5138510
Building Finishing Contractors18.5138500
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing18.538480
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)18.538480
Charter Bus Industry18.4738430
Ambulatory Health Care Services18.4838430
School and Employee Bus Transportation18.4738420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned18.4738410
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned18.4638400
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.4638390
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages18.4638390
Hospitals, Privately owned18.4638390
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing18.4438350
Household Appliance Manufacturing18.4138290
Outpatient Care Centers18.4138290
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.438280
Publishing Industries (except Internet)18.438270
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing18.438260
Local government, including schools and hospitals18.3938250
Radio and Television Broadcasting18.3838240
Apparel Manufacturing18.3838230
Home Health Care Services18.3738210
Local Messengers and Local Delivery18.3638200
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services18.3638180
Support Activities for Transportation18.3538170
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing18.3538160
Warehousing and Storage18.3538160
Other Investment Pools and Funds18.3438150
Lessors of Real Estate18.3238110
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)18.3238110
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events18.3238100
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing18.3138080
All industries18.338070
Social Advocacy Organizations18.2938040
Educational Services, Local government owned18.2738010
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods18.2738000
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned18.2637980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.2637980
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities18.2537970
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)18.2437950
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.2437950
All industries, private ownership only18.2437940
Machine Shops18.2437940
Photographic Services18.2137870
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned18.237860
Hospitals, State government owned18.1937830
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing18.1837820
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land18.1837820
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned18.1637760
Dairy Product Manufacturing18.1537750
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation18.1537750
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.1537740
Waste Collection18.1437730
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services18.1337710
Ambulance Services18.1337710
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.1237680
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities18.0737590
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers18.0637550
Educational Services, State government owned18.0537530
Transportation and Warehousing18.0437520
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities18.0437520
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation18.0337500
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned18.0337500
Performing Arts Companies18.0137460
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing1837440
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing1837440
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned17.9937420
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters17.9937420
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers17.9837410
Rental and Leasing Services17.9837400
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing17.9437320
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers17.9337290
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)17.9237280
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing17.937240
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing17.8937220
Other Wood Product Manufacturing17.8837190
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services17.8737170
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing17.8737160
Depository Credit Intermediation17.8537140
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers17.8437110
Textile Furnishings Mills17.8337090
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17.8337090
Telephone Call Centers17.8337090
Administrative and Support Services17.8337080
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.8237060
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned17.8137040
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists17.837030
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities17.837030
Food Manufacturing17.7636950
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned17.7536930
Textile Mills17.7536920
Fabric Mills17.7536920
Home Furnishings Stores17.7136850
Grain and Oilseed Milling17.7136830
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services17.6936800
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.6936800
Landscaping Services17.6936780
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations17.6836780
Radio Broadcasting17.6736750
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing17.6636740
Business Support Services17.6636730
Employment Services17.6536710
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing17.6436690
Spectator Sports17.6336660
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned17.6236640
Apparel Knitting Mills17.636600
Junior colleges, Privately owned17.5936590
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities17.5936590
Other Residential Care Facilities17.5936580
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners17.5836560
Support Activities for Crop Production17.5736540
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry17.5636530
Services to Buildings and Dwellings17.5536510
Facilities Support Services17.5536490
Support Activities for Animal Production17.5436480
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing17.5236440
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly17.536410
Wood Product Manufacturing17.536400
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services17.536400
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing17.4936390
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers17.4736350
Masonry Contractors17.4636320
Printing and Related Support Activities17.4536290
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation17.4536290
Textile Product Mills17.3936170
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers17.3936170
Specialized Freight Trucking17.3936170
Investigation and Security Services17.3936170
Vocational Rehabilitation Services17.3936160
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing17.3536090
Security Systems Services17.3436070
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation17.3135990
Sawmills and Wood Preservation17.335980
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services17.2835940
Junior colleges, State government owned17.2535890
Individual and Family Services17.2635890
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers17.2435860
Travel Agencies17.2235820
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores17.1935760
Other Textile Product Mills17.1835730
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores17.1635690
Book Stores and News Dealers17.1535670
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance17.1435650
Consumer Goods Rental17.1235610
Rooming and Boarding Houses17.1135590
Truck Transportation17.1135580
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills17.135570
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses17.135570
Direct Selling Establishments17.135560
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)17.0935550
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions17.0935550
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned17.0835530
Pharmacies and Drug Stores17.0535470
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting17.0435450
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing17.0435450
Social Assistance17.0435440
Health and Personal Care Stores17.0335430
Veterinary Services17.0335420
Animal Food Manufacturing1735350
Death Care Services16.9935350
Technical and trade schools, State government owned16.9935330
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)16.9835310
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance16.9735300
Hospitals, Local government owned16.9535250
Nonstore Retailers16.9435240
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation16.9435240
General Rental Centers16.9435230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned16.9335220
General Freight Trucking16.9235200
Offices of Other Health Practitioners16.8835110
Special Food Services16.8835100
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers16.8635070
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers16.8335010
Automobile Dealers16.8335000
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers16.8234980
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities16.8234980
Other Personal Services16.7934930
Footwear Manufacturing16.7834900
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries16.7634870
Religious Organizations16.7534830
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)16.6934720
Other Support Services16.6834690
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers16.6734670
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation16.6434600
Amusement Parks and Arcades16.6134560
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing16.5934500
Animal Slaughtering and Processing16.5234360
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair16.5234350
Personal and Laundry Services16.4634230
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores16.4534220
Furniture Stores16.4434190
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores16.4334180
Water, Sewage and Other Systems16.4334170
Full-Service Restaurants16.434110
Exterminating and Pest Control Services16.3734060
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries16.3834060
Building Material and Supplies Dealers16.333910
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance16.333900
Offices of Optometrists16.2933890
Drycleaning and Laundry Services16.2633820
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers16.233690
Restaurants and Other Eating Places16.1933680
Miscellaneous Store Retailers16.1733640
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores16.1433570
Newspaper Publishers16.1333560
Retail Trade16.1333550
Repair and Maintenance16.1333550
Food Services and Drinking Places16.133490
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance16.0733420
Specialty Food Stores16.0633400
Electronics and Appliance Stores16.0533390
Child Day Care Services16.0433360
Clothing Stores16.0333350
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores1633280
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores15.9933260
Support Activities for Road Transportation15.9833240
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers15.9733220
Other Support Activities for Transportation15.9633200
Other General Merchandise Stores15.9233120
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition15.9233120
Used Merchandise Stores15.933070
Shoe Stores15.8933060
Sporting Goods Stores15.8532970
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores15.8432950
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores15.832860
Offices of Chiropractors15.7832820
Automotive Repair and Maintenance15.7832810
General Merchandise Stores15.7432740
Accommodation and Food Services15.7332720
Personal Care Services15.5832420
Taxi and Limousine Service15.5432320
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance15.3731970
Accommodation15.3231860
Traveler Accommodation15.3231860
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing15.331830
Forestry and Logging15.231620
Logging15.231620
Department Stores15.1431490
Gambling Industries15.131400
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps1531200
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other14.9431070
Florists14.8430860
Casino Hotels14.8130810
Food and Beverage Stores14.8130800
Gasoline Stations14.7830750
Grocery Stores14.630370
Civic and Social Organizations14.5930350
Vending Machine Operators14.5530260
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)14.1129350

Not all industries pay the same for Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks.

1 of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.



Highest paying states

StateHourlyAnnual
DC$26$54080
AK$21.64$45020
MA$21.28$44260
CA$21.25$44200
CT$21.12$43930
MD$21.12$43930
NJ$21.11$43900
NY$20.42$42470
WA$19.9$41390
DE$19.66$40900

Another simple way to boost your pay as A Bookkeeper is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at DC may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Bookkeepers are in the states of DC, AK, MA, CA and CT. The average salary in DC is $54080.



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Rank: C
Salary: $50120

They perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.
Rank: B
Salary: $35560

They compile data, compute fees and charges, and prepare invoices for billing purposes. Duties include computing costs and calculating rates for goods, services, and shipment of goods; posting data; and keeping other relevant records. May involve use of computer or typewriter, calculator, and adding and bookkeeping machines.
Rank: B+
Salary: $40910

They compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees’ time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.
Rank: C+
Salary: $45670

They perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.
Rank: C+
Salary: $43870

They prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.





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Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
Written by: Stanley Tan
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.
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