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Bookeeping, accounting and auditing clerks earned a median salary of $35,170 in 2012, according to the BLS. The best-paid 10 percent in the field made $54,310, while the bottom 10 percent made $21,610. The highest-paying jobs are in the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, San Jose, Calif., and Napa, Calif.

Job Salary Year
2004 $30,610.00
2006 $32,470.00
2008 $34,800.00
2010 $36,490.00
2012 $36,640.00

Average Bookkeeping, Accounting and Audit Clerk Pay vs. All Business Jobs

With a mean salary of $36,640 in 2012, bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks earned less than other the other Best Business Jobs on our list. For instance, accountants earned $71,040, and financial advisors made $90,820. Financial analysts and financial managers also earn significantly more, on average, than bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks.

Job Name Salary
Financial Manager $109,740.00
Financial Analyst $76,950.00
Financial Advisor $67,520.00
HR Specialist $55,930.00
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Audit Clerk $35,170.00

Best Paying Cities for Bookkeeping, Accounting and Audit Clerks

The highest paid in the bookkeeping, accounting and audit clerk profession work in the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, San Jose, California, and Napa, California. The Oakland, California area also pays well, as does the city of Washington, D.C.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $49,040 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a bookkeeping, accounting and audit clerk working in San Francisco is $49,040, which is $13,870 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Jose, California

Average Salary: $46,810 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a bookkeeping, accounting and audit clerk working in San Jose, California is $46,810, which is $11,640 more than the average pay in the profession.

Napa, California

Average Salary: $46,790 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a bookkeeping, accounting and audit clerk working in Napa, California is $46,790, which is $11,620 more than the average pay in the profession.

Oakland, California

Average Salary: $45,310 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a bookkeeping, accounting and audit clerk working in Oakland, California is $45,310, which is $10,140 more than the average pay in the profession.

Washington, D.C.

Average Salary: $45,150 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a bookkeeping, accounting and audit clerk working in Washington, D.C. is $45,150, which is $9,980 more than the average pay in the profession.

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