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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 2,720219$19.45/hr$10.24/hr$15.23/hr$19.05/hr$23.45/hr$27.32/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining120$18.31/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities7,640$20.95/hr
Financial Activities4,740$21.38/hr
Professional and Business Services6,160$22.60/hr
Education and Health Services2,970$21.23/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,310$15.92/hr
Other Services1,350$17.71/hr
Public Administration2,180$24.42/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 530$17.72/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 570$19.04/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 580$20.31/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 740$19.02/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,040$17.63/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,220$20.31/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,350$17.77/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,560$17.73/hr-7.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,560$18.48/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,700$19.25/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,720$17.63/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 2,050$19.44/hr-3.5%
Southwest Minnesota 2,170$18.66/hr-5.8%
Northwest Balance of State 2,710$18.87/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 2,720$19.05/hr-3.6%
Central Minnesota 2,850$19.90/hr3.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 18,930$22.65/hr-3.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 20,870$22.51/hrN/A
Minnesota 31,110$21.43/hr-2.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,230$21.65/hr7.0%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,550$24.46/hr-1.2%
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,580$20.50/hr10.0%
Office Clerks, General 55,140$17.90/hr-2.4%
Brokerage Clerks 2,470$23.88/hr1.6%
Tax Preparers 990$25.12/hr10.7%
Correspondence Clerks 30$20.60/hr3.1%
Bill and Account Collectors 4,940$18.58/hr-5.5%
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,080$29.99/hr2.6%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 3,990$22.02/hr6.3%

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Access computerized financial information to answer general questions as well as those related to specific accounts.
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Perform general office duties, such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence.