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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Illinois

Considering a career as a Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk in Illinois?

-3% Jobs Projection
$40,760 Median Salary
6,170 Job Openings

While jobs for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Illinois are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Illinois is expected to decrease.

  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 50,800 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks working in the state.

There were 52,390 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,590 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 20,140 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks working in it, which means Illinois has more Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks than average.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in this state are declining at a rate of 3.2% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.5%.

Job Projections for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 6,170 annual job openings, and a total of 56,900 jobs for Illinois Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 186,400 annual jobs and 1,705,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ranged from $24,460 to $62,040 with $40,760 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.76 to $29.83. The median hourly rate was $19.59.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $19.13 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.46.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 37,830 $43,020
St. Louis, MO-IL 14,820 $37,940
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 2,110 $37,460
Peoria, IL 1,430 $36,430
Rockford, IL 1,190 $35,530
Bloomington, IL 1,090 $35,480
Springfield, IL 1,040 $39,170
Champaign-Urbana, IL 830 $38,680
Carbondale-Marion, IL 480 $33,670
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 430 $35,410
Kankakee, IL 380 $38,800
Decatur, IL 320 $38,010
Danville, IL 240 $32,210

Top States for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Employment

View the list below to see where most Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 186,970 $46,340
Texas 131,250 $39,870
New York 104,580 $44,150
Florida 97,300 $37,610
Pennsylvania 55,360 $39,270
Ohio 54,850 $38,470
Illinois 50,800 $40,760
North Carolina 46,570 $38,550
Massachusetts 45,570 $46,180
New Jersey 43,380 $46,440
Virginia 41,690 $41,270
Michigan 37,490 $37,810
Wisconsin 37,260 $37,180
Georgia 37,130 $39,070
Washington 31,970 $44,450
Minnesota 31,110 $43,510
Tennessee 30,480 $38,330
Missouri 29,760 $36,780
Indiana 27,970 $36,990
Colorado 27,560 $41,820

Below are the states where Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $54,040
Alaska $47,720
Connecticut $46,860
New Jersey $46,440
California $46,340
Massachusetts $46,180
Washington $44,450
Maryland $44,420
Delaware $44,410
New York $44,150

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