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Occupational Employment Statistics


43-3031 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. Excludes “Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks” (43-3051).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 2,58060$22.46/hr$15.59/hr$18.06/hr$22.24/hr$25.44/hr$30.29/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining150$22.08/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities6,950$23.06/hr
Financial Activities3,360$23.66/hr
Professional and Business Services4,970$23.69/hr
Education and Health Services2,770$24.79/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,020$20.40/hr
Other Services1,210$21.68/hr
Public Administration1,750$26.50/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 450$23.30/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 460$21.84/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 460$21.08/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 730$22.03/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 790$23.02/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,080$23.62/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,210$21.57/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,300$21.30/hr-2.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,400$21.86/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,490$21.65/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,580$22.36/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,880$21.95/hr-5.1%
Southeast Minnesota 2,000$22.67/hr-3.4%
Northwest Balance of State 2,290$22.14/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 2,580$22.24/hr-3.3%
Central Minnesota 2,690$23.17/hr-4.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 14,620$24.80/hr-4.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 16,200$24.73/hrN/A
Minnesota 26,540$23.64/hr-4.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 4,850$23.90/hr-1.3%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,760$26.76/hr-14.4%
Billing and Posting Clerks 6,170$23.88/hr-0.3%
Office Clerks, General 55,760$21.69/hr-3.3%
Brokerage Clerks 1,570$25.31/hr-8.3%
New Accounts Clerks 1,380$21.75/hr-12.4%
Tax Preparers 1,430$30.00/hr1.7%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$24.93/hrN/A
Bill and Account Collectors 3,970$21.82/hr-14.4%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,090$33.14/hr-2.5%

  • Perform personal bookkeeping services.
  • Code documents according to company procedures.
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.
  • Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
  • Transfer details from separate journals to general ledgers or data processing sheets.