The median annual wage of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks was $34,030 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,270 and the top 10 percent earned more than $51,470.
Many bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work full time. About 1 of 4 clerks worked part time in 2010. They may work longer hours to meet deadlines at the end of the fiscal year, during tax time, or when monthly or yearly accounting audits are performed. Those who work in hotels, restaurants, and stores may put in overtime during peak holiday and vacation seasons.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition