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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Washington

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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as a Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk?

7.3% Jobs Projection
$44,450 Median Salary
4,640 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Washington is growing faster than average.

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

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

In 2018, there were 31,970 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks working in the state.

There were 33,970 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 2,000 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in WA Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in this state are growing at a rate of 7.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.5%.

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

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 4,640 annual job openings, and 40,700 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ranged from $30,980 to $62,540 with $44,450 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.89 to $30.07. The median hourly rate was $21.37.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $20.5 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.87.

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

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

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 18,100 $46,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 13,790 $43,310
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 2,840 $39,320
Kennewick-Richland, WA 1,060 $43,020
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 1,060 $43,700
Bellingham, WA 1,000 $44,340
Yakima, WA 990 $38,900
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 780 $44,490
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 580 $45,620
Wenatchee, WA 560 $39,910
Longview, WA 400 $41,070
Walla Walla, WA 280 $42,800
Lewiston, ID-WA 230 $39,140

Top States for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Employment

The table below shows the states 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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