Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services

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Workforce

986k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

43.7

Estimated Job Growth

0.8%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$66,654

Average Male Salary

$91,055

Average Female Salary

$52,804

About

The top three occupations in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group are Accountants & auditors, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Tax preparers, Billing & posting clerks, and Secretaries & administrative assistants. On average, full-time employees in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group work 44.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $75,325. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.1 hours and earn an average annual salary of $25,310.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group are Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Malibu & Westlake Village Cities PUMA, CA, North of I-30 PUMA, TX (79500US4802313), and Oklahoma City (Northwest Central) & Bethany Cities PUMA, OK. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group. Accountants & auditors are the most common position, but the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Tax preparers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services goes to Management analysts.

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Occupations by Share

986k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 988k

3.3%

1 Year Growth

± 3.4%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 986k people employed in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 3.3%, , from 956k people in 2016 to 988k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Accountants & auditors represent the largest share of positions held in Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services at 43.9%, followed by Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks with 8.63% and Tax preparers with 7%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group, by number of employees, are Accountants & auditors, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Tax preparers, Billing & posting clerks, and Secretaries & administrative assistants.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services employs an unusually high number of Tax preparers, Accountants & auditors, and Billing & posting clerks.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services, by average wage, are Management analysts, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Wages

Average Salary

$66,654

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,864

On average, employees in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group make $66,654 per year. This number makes Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services the 62 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.462

WAGE GINI

Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services has a wage GINI of 0.462, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $91,055 and $52,804. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

630k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±19.4k

358k

MALE WORKFORCE

±14.7k

63.8% of workers in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$91,055

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$4,001

$52,804

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,696

On average, Male workers in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group make 1.72 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

  2. Asian

  3. White

On average, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander employees in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group earn 1.3 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.8%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group.

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Output Growth

2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services Industry Group.

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