Oregon Labor Market Information System
Occupational Information Center

Occupational Summary for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (43-3031)
in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region

Get PDF of this report Download PDF View Full Report
Description: Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers. Excludes "Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks" (43-3051).
Employment Projections
Region Employment Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 26,026 30,280 425 239 664
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 550 616 7 5 12
Current Job Openings
Job Title Location Order Number Wage Offered
Accounts Receivable Specialist Portland 1251737
Group Membership Representative II Springfield 1251663
General Ledger Specialist Portland 1251523 Neg.
Project Controls Specialist - Tool Install Hillsboro 1251461 Neg.
Administrative Assistant La Grande 1251447 $12.00/hr to $14.00/hr DOE
Accounts Receivable/Cost Accountant Grants Pass 1251395 DOE
Accounts Payable specialist Coos Bay 1251329 DOE
Accounts Receivable Specialist Portland 1250399
Accounts Receivable Specialist Portland 1250365
Bookkeeper Gresham 1250252 $20.00/hr to $25.00/hr
More Jobs
Wages
Region ----- 2014 Wages -----
Median Hourly Avg
Annual
Middle Range
Oregon Statewide $17.36 $37,679 $14.08 - 21.38
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 16.80 38,062 12.39 - 22.68
Industries of Employment
private sector only
Industry 2012
Employment
Total All Industries 550
Total All Industries 503
Retail Trade 95
Accommodation and Food Services 81
Manufacturing 47
Construction 44
Other Services (except Government) 34
Occupations with Similar Skills
Occupation Skill Overlap
Billing And Posting Clerks 59%
Procurement Clerks 33%
Payroll And Timekeeping Clerks 31%
Statewide Employment Analysis
Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

Regional Employment Analysis
Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the regional average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the regional average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the regional average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.
Educational Requirements
The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.