According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services, the mean hourly wage of a bookkeeping clerk was $17.91 and the mean yearly salary was $37,250 as of April 2014.
Bookkeepers maintain financial records by verifying, processing and recording numerical data. Accounting firms and tax preparation services are the largest employers of bookkeepers, employing 10.5 percent of bookkeepers in the country. Individual companies and enterprises are the next largest employers. While California is the state that employs the most bookkeepers, the District of Columbia pays higher than any state with a mean annual salary of $51,640. San Francisco is the highest paying metropolitan area, offering an average salary of $49,430.