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
Gender Pay Gap For Bookkeeper
Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Bookkeeper Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the bookkeeper position over time.
Bookkeeper Gender By Year
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.
|Insurance Billing Clerk||5%||95%|
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%
|Hispanic or Latino||14.4%|
|Black or African American||6.8%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.6%|
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.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Bookkeeper Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Bookkeeper Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$40,197|
|Hispanic or Latino||$40,870|
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Average Age of a Bookkeeper
We determined the average age of bookkeepers based on ethnicity and gender.
Bookkeeper Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||44||53|
|Hispanic or Latino||42||46|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||49|
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.
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
|High School Diploma||13%|
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Bookkeeper Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$41,395|
|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.
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
Bookkeeper Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||10%|
|50 - 100 employees||17%|
|100 - 500 employees||18%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||7%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||25%|
|> 10,000 employees||23%|
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.
Bookkeeper Jobs By Sector
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.
Bookkeeper Industry Statistics
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
|Year||Bookkeeper Unemployment Rate|
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
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||17%|
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 Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Gaming Cage Cashier||10.47%||51,989|
Bookkeeper LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Gaming Cage Cashier||10.47%||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