The median annual wage for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks was $37,250 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,940, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $57,920.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Finance and insurance
Healthcare and social assistance
Many bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work full time. About 1 in 4 worked part time in 2014. They may work longer hours to meet deadlines at the end of the fiscal year, during tax time, or when monthly or yearly accounting audits are performed. Those who work in hotels, restaurants, and stores may put in overtime during peak holiday and vacation seasons.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Median annual wages, May 2015
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
Total, all occupations
Office and administrative support occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics