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Bookkeeping in Missouri

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Schools Offering Bookkeeping Programs in Missouri

Around 0.1% of Missouri's graduates graduate from bookkeeping certificate programs every year. Thus, Missouri's 14 bookkeeping schools put out approximately 132 bookkeeping clerks each year.

Top Schools

Hickey College, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a bookkeeping program. It is located in Saint Louis. 14 students graduated with a certificate in bookkeeping from Hickey College in 2010. Tuition at Hickey College was $13,430 per year.

North Central Missouri College, which is located in Trenton, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a bookkeeping program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. 2 students graduated with certificate in bookkeeping from North Central Missouri College in 2010. Tuition at North Central Missouri College was $2,550 per year.

The third-ranked school in Missouri that has a bookkeeping program is Mineral Area College. Mineral Area College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Park Hills. 1 students graduated with certificate in bookkeeping from Mineral Area College in 2010. Students at Mineral Area College paid $2,590 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Missouri bookkeeping school, average tuition will be $3,985 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,704 per year to $13,430 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Missouri bookkeeping schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Hickey College - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $13,430 per year
  2. National American University-Independence - located in Independence, students are charged $12,565 per year
  3. Three Rivers Community College - located in Poplar Bluff, students are charged $2,898 per year

The following Missouri bookkeeping schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. East Central College - located in Union, students are charged $1,704 per year
  2. St Charles Community College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $1,920 per year
  3. Jefferson College - located in Hillsboro, students are charged $2,040 per year

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

The highest percentage of bookkeeping graduates in Missouri pursue careers as a bookkeeping clerk. In 2010, there were 32,800 bookkeeping clerks working in Missouri. In Missouri, the largest numbers of bookkeeping clerks work in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 15,140 bookkeeping clerks
  2. Franklin County - 12,650 bookkeeping clerks
  3. Christian County - 2,300 bookkeeping clerks

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of bookkeeping clerks is expected to grow by 2% by 2018. There are projected to be 40,800 bookkeeping clerks working in the Missouri then.


On average, bookkeeping clerks earn $32,580 per year. However, Missouri bookkeeping clerks earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,640 per year to more than $43,660 per year in 2010. A bookkeeping clerk in the following Missouri counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bond County - $35,600 per year
  2. Franklin County - $34,910 per year
  3. Boone County - $31,580 per year

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

  1. Butler County - $25,710 per year
  2. Adair County - $26,250 per year
  3. Audrain County - $26,870 per year

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For more data regarding a career in bookkeeping in Missouri and to compare salaries with various related fields such as small business or finance, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,800 $32,580 -8.9%
Billing and Posting Clerks 9,040 $30,790 -9.0%

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