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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.


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. Foothill College - located in Los Altos, students are charged $894 per year
  2. 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.


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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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 184,090 $39,820 -12.1%
Billing and Posting Clerks 57,470 $36,300 1.3%

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