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In Washington, the median wage for bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks is $18.50/hour.

Nationally, the median wage for bookkeeping and accounting clerks is $17.18/hour.

Working Conditions

Jobs are available in private industry, financial and educational institutions, tax preparation firms, CPA firms, not-for-profits, religious organizations, and federal/state/local government.

Workers may work full-time or part-time, with longer hours at the end of the fiscal year or during tax season.

Employment Outlook

Between 2012 and 2022, the number of jobs for bookkeepers and accounting clerks in Washington is projected to increase 19 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs is expected to grow about 11 percent.

Certified bookkeepers and those with several years of experience have the best job prospects.