Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

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

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 $27,071
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $25,055
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $39,940
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $34,657
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $21,896
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $34,156
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $30,857
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 Gender

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

Gender Median Income
Male $30,857
Female $31,824
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 (348 samples)

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

$300.00
Lowest Observed
$180,000.00
Highest Observed
$43,000.00
25th Percentile
$49,197.58
Average
$46,800.00
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 460
25 to 34 years 765
35 to 44 years 1,280
45 to 54 years 1,795
55 to 64 years 1,485
65 to 74 years 450
75 years and over 120
Total 6,350
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 3,510
Part Time 3,060
Total 6,575
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 Gender

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

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 1,305
Female 5,045
Total 6,350
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 4,805
Self Employed 1,540
Total 6,350
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 6,045
Unemployed 300
Total 6,350
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 260
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,805
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 150
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,045
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 265
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 2,045
Total 6,575
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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