Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for bookkeepers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 991,047 bookkeepers currently employed in the United States.
  • 84.6% of all bookkeepers are women, while 15.4% are men.
  • The average age of an employed bookkeeper is 51 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of bookkeepers is White (67.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14.4%), Black or African American (6.8%) and Asian (6.6%).
  • Bookkeepers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • The manufacturing industry is the highest-paying for bookkeepers.
  • 7% of all bookkeepers are LGBT.

Bookkeeper Statistics By Gender

84.6% of bookkeepers are women and 15.4% of bookkeepers are men.

  • Female, 84.6%
  • Male, 15.4%

Bookkeepers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female84.6%
Male15.4%

Gender Pay Gap For Bookkeeper

Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$40,903
female-income
Female Income
$39,853

Bookkeeper Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the bookkeeper position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Bookkeeper Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201012.87%87.13%
201113.31%86.69%
201213.52%86.48%
201313.53%86.47%
201413.18%86.82%
201514.32%85.68%
201613.55%86.45%
201714.23%85.77%
201815.25%84.75%
201912.95%87.05%
202013.67%86.33%
202115.44%84.56%

Bookkeeper Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, time recorder and recovery agent have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Insurance Billing Clerk5%95%
Receptionist/Accounts Receivable5%95%
Directory Clerk7%93%
Bookkeeper15%85%
Recovery Agent69%31%
Time Recorder71%29%

Bookkeeper Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among bookkeepers is White, which makes up 67.6% of all bookkeepers. Comparatively, there are 14.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 67.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.4%
  • Black or African American, 6.8%
  • Asian, 6.6%
  • Unknown, 4.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Bookkeeper Race

Bookkeeper RacePercentages
White67.6%
Hispanic or Latino14.4%
Black or African American6.8%
Asian6.6%
Unknown4.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Bookkeeper Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among bookkeepers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Bookkeeper Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201073.33%7.73%5.19%11.71%
201172.83%8.21%5.37%11.56%
201272.89%8.03%5.39%11.46%
201372.13%8.07%5.82%11.88%
201472.65%7.70%5.78%11.82%
201571.97%7.50%5.96%12.28%
201670.74%8.07%5.80%12.99%
201771.32%7.40%6.15%12.74%
201870.78%7.13%6.27%13.66%
201971.75%6.99%6.31%12.78%
202069.52%6.49%5.97%13.77%
202167.60%6.80%6.56%14.45%

Bookkeeper Wage Gap By Race

Asian bookkeepers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american bookkeepers have the lowest average salary at $40,197.
$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$40,560
White$40,588
Black or African American$40,197
Asian$42,331
Hispanic or Latino$40,870

Average Age of a Bookkeeper

We determined the average age of bookkeepers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Bookkeeper Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4453
Unknown4049
Asian4950
Hispanic or Latino4246
White4755
American Indian and Alaska Native49

Bookkeeper Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of bookkeeper employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of bookkeepers is 40+ years old, which represents 81% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Bookkeeper Age

Bookkeeper YearsPercentages
40+ years81%
30-40 years15%
20-30 years4%

Types of Bookkeeper Degree Levels

The most common degree for bookkeepers is bachelor's degree 46% of bookkeepers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 29% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 13%.

  • Bachelors, 46%
  • Associate, 29%
  • High School Diploma, 13%
  • Masters, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Bookkeepers By Education

Bookkeeper DegreePercentages
Bachelors46%
Associate29%
High School Diploma13%
Masters5%
Other Degrees7%

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Bookkeeper Wage Gap By Education

Bookkeepers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $42,186 annually. With a Masters degree, bookkeepers earn a median annual income of $41,725 compared to $41,496 for bookkeepers with an Associate degree.
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$41,395
Master's Degree$41,725
Bachelor's Degree$42,186
Some College/ Associate Degree$41,496

Bookkeeper Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where bookkeepers work. We found most bookkeepers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most bookkeepers is the retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire bookkeepers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Bookkeeper Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees10%
50 - 100 employees17%
100 - 500 employees18%
500 - 1,000 employees7%
1,000 - 10,000 employees25%
> 10,000 employees23%

The Types Of Companies Bookkeeper Work In

Employees with the bookkeeper job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most bookkeepers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Bookkeeper Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education3%
Public20%
Private76%
Government1%

Top Industries Hiring Bookkeepers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ bookkeepers. Those industries include retail, professional and manufacturing.

Retail

Professional

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Hospitality

Bookkeeper Turnover And Employment Statistics

Bookkeeper Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of bookkeepers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Bookkeeper Unemployment Rate By Year

YearBookkeeper Unemployment Rate
20107.59%
20116.86%
20125.76%
20134.97%
20143.61%
20153.03%
20163.09%
20172.57%
20182.46%
20192.53%
20203.31%
20213.68%

The Average Number of Years That Bookkeeper Stay in a Job

By looking over 101,416 bookkeepers resumes, we figured out that the average bookkeeper enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Bookkeeper Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year17%
1-2 years32%
3-4 years16%
5-7 years16%
8-10 years6%
11+ years13%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Bookkeepers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to bookkeepers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Departmental Buyer6.59%8,917
Bookkeeper6.92%-
Mutuel Teller7.10%8,803
Biller7.32%35,740
City Collector7.90%8,748
Payroll Technician9.54%11,297
Gaming Cage Cashier10.47%51,989

Bookkeeper LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Departmental Buyer6.59%8,917
Mutuel Teller7.10%8,803
Biller7.32%35,740
City Collector7.90%8,748
Payroll Technician9.54%11,297
Gaming Cage Cashier10.47%51,989

Foreign Languages Spoken By Bookkeepers

The most common foreign language among bookkeepers is Spanish at 54.3%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.2% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 6.4%.

  • Spanish, 54.3%
  • French, 7.2%
  • Chinese, 6.4%
  • Mandarin, 5.8%
  • Russian, 4.7%
  • Other, 21.6%

Bookkeeper Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish54.3%
French7.2%
Chinese6.4%
Mandarin5.8%
Russian4.7%
Other21.6%

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Bookkeeper Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a bookkeeper can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of bookkeepers is $53,471. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Bookkeepers Earn The Most?

Bookkeepers earn the most in New York, where the average bookkeeper salary is $48,079. The map here shows where bookkeepers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Bookkeepers In High Demand?

Bookkeepers are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 76 job openings for bookkeepers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country bookkeepers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Bookkeeper Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Bookkeepers Are Female?

82.2% of bookkeepers are female in the United States. This is 2.9 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female bookkeepers has decreased by -0.1 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 811,188 female bookkeepers in the U.S. and 175,659 male bookkeepers in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 986,847 people with the specific job title of bookkeeper and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Bookkeeper Are There In The Us?

There are over 991,047 Bookkeepers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Bookkeepers Are Black?

6.8% of Bookkeepers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Bookkeepers?

Most a are White, with 67.6% of Bookkeepers belonging to this ethnicity. 14.4% of Bookkeepers are Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% of Bookkeepers are Black or African American, 6.6% of Bookkeepers are Asian, 4.0% of Bookkeepers are Unknown, and 0.6% of Bookkeepers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Bookkeeper Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Bookkeeper jobs are not male - dominated. 84% of Bookkeepers are female, and 15% are male, so there are more female Bookkeepers than male Bookkeepers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Bookkeeper?

The average Bookkeeper is 51 years old. 81% of Bookkeepers are 40+ years old or older, 15% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 4% are between 20-30 years old

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