|Quick Facts: Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks|
|2010 Median Pay||
$34,030 per year
$16.36 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||1,898,300|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||14% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||259,000|
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are employed in many industries, including firms that provide accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services; federal, state, and local governments; and schools. About 1 of 4 bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks worked part time in 2010.
Most bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need a high school diploma, and they usually learn some of their skills on the job. They must have basic math and computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.
The median annual wage of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks was $34,030 in May 2010.
Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is expected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020, as fast as the average of all occupations. As the number of organizations increases and financial regulations become stricter, there will be greater demand for these workers to maintain books and provide accounting services.
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