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
Southeast Minnesota 1,880199$20.39/hr$12.41/hr$16.55/hr$20.05/hr$24.17/hr$28.68/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining100$17.19/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities7,060$21.23/hr
Financial Activities4,350$21.70/hr
Professional and Business Services5,810$22.49/hr
Education and Health Services2,850$21.53/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,080$16.48/hr
Other Services1,400$17.94/hr
Public Administration2,180$25.18/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 560$19.47/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 600$20.05/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 600$16.46/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 630$19.56/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 990$17.86/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,270$18.10/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,300$20.77/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,520$17.76/hr-7.8%
Southeast Balance of State 1,530$19.95/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,550$18.51/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,610$18.00/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,880$20.05/hr-3.5%
Southwest Minnesota 2,010$18.77/hr-5.8%
Northwest Balance of State 2,390$18.53/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 2,450$18.69/hr-3.6%
Central Minnesota 3,000$20.25/hr3.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 17,900$22.71/hr-3.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 19,800$22.60/hrN/A
Minnesota 29,260$21.54/hr-2.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,790$22.52/hr7.0%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,480$24.85/hr-1.2%
Billing and Posting Clerks 7,770$20.91/hr10.0%
Office Clerks, General 52,080$18.44/hr-2.4%
Brokerage Clerks 2,050$24.24/hr1.6%
Tax Preparers 1,350$26.02/hr10.7%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$22.72/hr3.1%
Bill and Account Collectors 4,120$18.53/hr-5.5%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,170$28.87/hr2.6%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 7,290$22.84/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.