Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1311  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Accounting technicians and bookkeepers maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Accounting Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Technician
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Budget Officer
  • Finance Officer
  • Finance Technician
  • Financial Officer
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Technician
  • Bookkeeper
  • Finance Technician
  • Bookeeper

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for accounting technicians and bookkeepers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $22,048
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $32,060
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $35,156
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $28,363
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $36,449
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $33,619
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for accounting technicians and bookkeepers.

Sex Median Income
Male $32,274
Female $20,060
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (52 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for accounting technicians and bookkeepers.

$12,000.00
Lowest Observed
$85,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$45,637.02
Average
$44,850.00
Median
$48,750.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for accounting technicians and bookkeepers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 60
25 to 34 years 85
35 to 44 years 210
45 to 54 years 445
55 to 64 years 325
65 to 74 years 110
75 years and over 20
Total 1,255
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for accounting technicians and bookkeepers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 605
Part Time 660
Total 1,265
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for accounting technicians and bookkeepers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 140
Female 1,125
Total 1,265
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for accounting technicians and bookkeepers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 940
Self Employed 315
Total 1,255
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for accounting technicians and bookkeepers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 1,230
Unemployed 20
Total 1,255
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for accounting technicians and bookkeepers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 50
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 425
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 460
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 55
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 245
Total 1,265
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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