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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Pennsylvania

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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Pennsylvania

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-3% Jobs Projection
$39,270 Median Salary
6,950 Job Openings

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

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

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

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

55,360 people worked as Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in 2018 in this state.

There were 57,760 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 2,400 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in PA Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in this state are declining at a rate of 2.8% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.5%.

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

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 6,950 annual job openings, and 63,940 total jobs in 2026 for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in this state.

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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ranged from $24,800 to $59,480 with $39,270 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.92 to $28.6. The median hourly rate was $18.88.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.32 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.56.

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

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

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 102,400 $47,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30,360 $44,630
Pittsburgh, PA 12,660 $37,730
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 3,080 $40,940
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 3,070 $39,010
Lancaster, PA 2,480 $38,910
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 2,380 $36,770
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1,950 $34,550
York-Hanover, PA 1,330 $37,650
Reading, PA 1,260 $39,250
Erie, PA 1,180 $34,830
Lebanon, PA 630 $41,660
Williamsport, PA 540 $34,360
East Stroudsburg, PA 520 $32,500
State College, PA 520 $36,110
Altoona, PA 480 $33,520
Johnstown, PA 460 $29,690
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 400 $37,110
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 330 $33,250
Gettysburg, PA 270 $33,190

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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