Bookkeeping in California

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Schools Offering Bookkeeping Programs in California


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of California receive bookkeeping certificates every year. Thus, California's 126 bookkeeping schools put out approximately 2,940 bookkeeping clerks each year.

Top Schools

Stanbridge College, which was ranked 63rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in California that has a bookkeeping program. It is located in Irvine. no students graduated with a certificate in bookkeeping from Stanbridge College in 2010.

Central Coast College, which was ranked 64th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in California that has a bookkeeping program. It is located in Salinas. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Central Coast College bookkeeping program.

Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus, which is located in Van Nuys, is the third-ranked school in California that has a bookkeeping program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at California's bookkeeping schools ranges from $14,826 per year to $624 per year. But, the average tuition is $720 per year. In 2010, the following California bookkeeping schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. DeVry University-California - located in Pomona, students are charged $14,826 per year
  2. Foothill College - located in Los Altos, students are charged $894 per year
  3. De Anza College - located in Cupertino, students are charged $878 per year

The following California bookkeeping schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Barstow Community College - located in Barstow, students are charged $624 per year
  2. West Hills College Lemoore - located in Lemoore, students are charged $624 per year
  3. West Hills College Coalinga - located in Coalinga, students are charged $624 per year

A bookkeeping certificate from a California school... what next?

Most people who graduate from bookkeeping school in California go on to work as a bookkeeping clerk. 184,090 bookkeeping clerks were working in California in 2010. The California counties with the largest populations of bookkeeping clerks are:

  1. Los Angeles County - 54,700 bookkeeping clerks
  2. Orange County - 18,180 bookkeeping clerks
  3. San Diego County - 15,000 bookkeeping clerks

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of bookkeeping clerks in California will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 237,700 bookkeeping clerks working in California.

Salary

A bookkeeping clerk in California makes an average of $39,820 per year. But, salaries for bookkeeping clerks can vary. In 2010, bookkeeping clerks made as little as less than $18,870 per year or as much as more than $66,070 per year in California. On average a bookkeeping clerk earns the most in the following California counties:

  1. Marin County - $46,230 per year
  2. San Benito County - $45,140 per year
  3. Napa County - $44,810 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for bookkeeping clerks:

  1. Imperial County - $32,780 per year
  2. Butte County - $33,050 per year
  3. Kings County - $33,730 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional California statistics regarding a career in bookkeeping and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as small business or finance.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Bookkeeping in California
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping in California

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,768 miles from location Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley CA n/a n/a n/a
7,787 miles from location Norco College Norco CA n/a n/a n/a
7,784 miles from location San Diego Continuing Education San Diego CA n/a n/a n/a
7,776 miles from location Riverside Community College Riverside CA 15.8854 n/a 36,586
7,817 miles from location East Los Angeles College Monterey Park CA 16.3274 n/a 35,717
7,883 miles from location American River College Sacramento CA 15.4069 n/a 35,413
7,962 miles from location City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA 19.5231 n/a 32,950
7,835 miles from location Santa Monica College Santa Monica CA 14.1706 n/a 32,313
7,808 miles from location Santa Ana College Santa Ana CA 15.7905 n/a 31,073
7,800 miles from location Mt. San Antonio College Walnut CA 19.4628 n/a 29,935
7,820 miles from location Long Beach City College Long Beach CA 13.8435 n/a 27,894
7,780 miles from location Palomar College San Marcos CA 16.5038 n/a 27,442
7,830 miles from location El Camino Community College District Torrance CA 15.8275 n/a 27,237
7,893 miles from location Sacramento City College Sacramento CA 14.8295 n/a 27,171
7,813 miles from location Pasadena City College Pasadena CA 17.7379 n/a 26,453
7,957 miles from location Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa CA 19.5812 n/a 25,877
7,848 miles from location Fresno City College Fresno CA 13.5394 n/a 25,511
7,811 miles from location Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA 19.3061 n/a 25,316
7,951 miles from location De Anza College Cupertino CA 24.9068 n/a 25,191
7,800 miles from location Saddleback College Mission Viejo CA 19.6994 n/a 23,260
7,786 miles from location San Diego Mesa College San Diego CA 15.0493 n/a 23,211
7,807 miles from location Fullerton College Fullerton CA 17.0593 n/a 22,469
7,811 miles from location Rio Hondo College Whittier CA 14.8367 n/a 22,432
7,936 miles from location Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill CA 17.2076 n/a 21,951
7,837 miles from location Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills CA 17.7823 n/a 21,928
7,817 miles from location Cerritos College Norwalk CA 14.3203 n/a 21,776
7,779 miles from location Southwestern College Chula Vista CA 16.965 n/a 21,597
7,832 miles from location College of the Canyons Valencia CA 15.1196 n/a 21,575
7,783 miles from location Chaffey College Alta Loma CA 13.8744 n/a 21,399
7,873 miles from location Sierra College Rocklin CA 19.1068 n/a 20,688
7,898 miles from location San Joaquin Delta College Stockton CA 16.8338 n/a 20,223
7,829 miles from location Los Angeles Valley College Van Nuys CA 13.476 n/a 19,951
7,824 miles from location Los Angeles City College Los Angeles CA 12.6588 n/a 19,873
7,894 miles from location Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara CA 18.7886 n/a 19,753
7,890 miles from location Modesto Junior College Modesto CA 14.2493 n/a 18,410
7,833 miles from location Bakersfield College Bakersfield CA 15.0744 n/a 18,402
7,954 miles from location Foothill College Los Altos CA 21.5152 n/a 18,293
7,787 miles from location San Diego City College San Diego CA 12.0991 n/a 18,074
7,756 miles from location Mt. San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto CA 11.7295 n/a 17,583
7,818 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale CA 16.4257 n/a 16,781
7,849 miles from location Moorpark College Moorpark CA 19.4776 n/a 16,393
7,953 miles from location Cabrillo College Aptos CA 17.7158 n/a 15,974
7,823 miles from location Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles CA 12.531 n/a 15,968
7,891 miles from location Cosumnes River College Sacramento CA 12.3879 n/a 15,946
7,806 miles from location Antelope Valley College Lancaster CA 16.6671 n/a 15,705
7,814 miles from location Cypress College Cypress CA 15.6296 n/a 15,439
7,833 miles from location Reedley College Reedley CA 15.9728 n/a 15,384
7,946 miles from location Chabot College Hayward CA 14.9806 n/a 15,375
7,770 miles from location San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino CA 10.4241 n/a 14,916
7,871 miles from location Ventura College Ventura CA 19.7881 n/a 14,395
7,815 miles from location Golden West College Huntington Beach CA 14.783 n/a 13,978
7,951 miles from location Laney College Oakland CA 18.6398 n/a 13,627
7,786 miles from location MiraCosta College Oceanside CA 17.1854 n/a 13,537
7,832 miles from location College of the Sequoias Visalia CA 12.9685 n/a 13,322
7,803 miles from location Irvine Valley College Irvine CA 16.7265 n/a 13,294
7,873 miles from location Butte College Oroville CA 14.6243 n/a 13,147
7,800 miles from location Citrus College Glendora CA 12.4755 n/a 12,895
7,951 miles from location West Valley College Saratoga CA 18.357 n/a 12,893
7,800 miles from location Santiago Canyon College Orange CA 15.409 n/a 12,698
7,945 miles from location San Jose City College San Jose CA 11.6946 n/a 12,364
7,932 miles from location Solano Community College Fairfield CA 15.9371 n/a 12,222
7,928 miles from location Cuesta College San Luis Obispo CA 15.736 n/a 12,025
7,831 miles from location West Los Angeles College Culver City CA 11.1589 n/a 11,866
7,939 miles from location Ohlone Community College Fremont CA 14.992 n/a 11,695
7,961 miles from location College of San Mateo San Mateo CA 15.1982 n/a 11,310
7,811 miles from location Coastline Community College Fountain Valley CA 12.9344 n/a 11,231
7,937 miles from location Evergreen Valley College San Jose CA 14.1126 n/a 11,186
7,921 miles from location Allan Hancock College Santa Maria CA 16.6722 n/a 11,070
7,946 miles from location Mission College Santa Clara CA 14.2259 n/a 10,954
7,826 miles from location Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar CA 11.514 n/a 10,792
7,925 miles from location Los Medanos College Pittsburg CA 11.077 n/a 10,773
7,881 miles from location Shasta College Redding CA 17.9463 n/a 10,578
7,965 miles from location Skyline College San Bruno CA 16.2107 n/a 10,561
7,947 miles from location Hartnell College Salinas CA 14.8313 n/a 10,451
7,870 miles from location Merced College Merced CA 10.9318 n/a 10,446
7,725 miles from location College of the Desert Palm Desert CA 11.9919 n/a 10,193
7,829 miles from location Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington CA 12.7915 n/a 10,181
7,929 miles from location Las Positas College Livermore CA 15.9289 n/a 9,790
7,961 miles from location Monterey Peninsula College Monterey CA 13.0473 n/a 9,578
7,774 miles from location Cuyamaca College El Cajon CA 13.283 n/a 9,459
7,872 miles from location Folsom Lake College Folsom CA 12.6843 n/a 9,307
7,797 miles from location DeVry University-California Pomona CA 20.3807 82% 8,993
7,869 miles from location Oxnard College Oxnard CA 16.1276 n/a 8,642
7,881 miles from location Yuba College Marysville CA 12.4683 n/a 8,564
7,950 miles from location Contra Costa College San Pablo CA 14.0254 n/a 8,316
7,935 miles from location Gavilan College Gilroy CA 9.80111 n/a 8,087
7,970 miles from location College of the Redwoods Eureka CA 14.2499 n/a 7,634
7,952 miles from location College of Alameda Alameda CA 9.52118 n/a 7,302
7,946 miles from location Merritt College Oakland CA 7.18193 n/a 7,295
7,939 miles from location Napa Valley College Napa CA 15.1485 n/a 7,282
7,959 miles from location Canada College Redwood City CA 12.0827 n/a 7,280
7,961 miles from location College of Marin Greenbrae CA 10.9857 n/a 7,066
7,865 miles from location Taft College Taft CA 15.1812 n/a 7,031
7,949 miles from location Berkeley City College Berkeley CA 14.3092 n/a 6,945
7,823 miles from location El Camino College-Compton Center Compton CA 6.2099 n/a 6,691
7,759 miles from location Crafton Hills College Yucaipa CA 12.6601 n/a 6,380
7,963 miles from location Mendocino College Ukiah CA 11.1845 n/a 4,833
7,739 miles from location Barstow Community College Barstow CA 11.2087 n/a 4,791
7,859 miles from location West Hills College Lemoore Lemoore CA 11.5528 n/a 3,915
7,807 miles from location Hacienda La Puente Adult Education La Puente CA 6.80913 n/a 3,852
7,849 miles from location Columbia College Sonora CA 10.5858 n/a 3,629
7,764 miles from location Palo Verde College Blythe CA 9.84469 n/a 3,516
7,807 miles from location Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe CA 18.5751 n/a 3,206
7,902 miles from location Woodland Community College Woodland CA n/a n/a 3,188
7,863 miles from location College of the Siskiyous Weed CA 14.331 n/a 3,045
7,891 miles from location West Hills College Coalinga Coalinga CA 14.4797 n/a 2,965
7,800 miles from location Lassen Community College Susanville CA 10.562 n/a 2,250
7,708 miles from location Copper Mountain Community College Joshua Tree CA 9.13844 n/a 2,044
7,891 miles from location Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center Sacramento CA 33.6513 n/a 1,618
7,842 miles from location Institute of Technology Inc Clovis CA 25.1382 n/a 1,182
7,805 miles from location Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education Baldwin Park CA 0.632715 n/a 948
7,939 miles from location Martinez Adult Education Martinez CA 33.7778 n/a 751
7,957 miles from location Empire College School of Business Santa Rosa CA 30.6032 n/a 718
7,807 miles from location Premiere Career College Baldwin Park CA 27.1848 n/a 415
7,808 miles from location Stanbridge College Irvine CA 36.7248 100% 413
7,934 miles from location Mt Diablo Adult Education Concord CA 28.0536 n/a 391
7,947 miles from location Central Coast College Salinas CA 36.2472 100% 260
7,828 miles from location Los Angeles ORT College Los Angeles CA 24.8282 n/a 234
7,773 miles from location Intercoast Colleges Riverside CA 19.6938 n/a 157
7,892 miles from location Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute Modesto CA 26.983 n/a 135
7,827 miles from location Intercoast Colleges Carson CA 20.8817 n/a 118
7,805 miles from location Intercoast Colleges West Covina CA 23.2576 n/a 97
0 miles from location Intercoast Colleges Orange CA 21.0997 n/a 92
7,830 miles from location Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus Van Nuys CA 34.7486 n/a 76
7,823 miles from location Intercoast Colleges Burbank CA 22.487 n/a 65
7,830 miles from location Adelante Career Institute Panorama City CA 25.9585 n/a 53
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks + 184,090 $39,820 -12.1%
2
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