Key Numbers Accounting Field

KEY CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS

ANNUAL SALARIES

  • CLERK: $35,000–$52,250

Average salary of clerks by specialty:

  • Accounting clerk: $35,000 – $45,000 
  • Payroll clerk: $40,250 – $43,500
  • Collection clerk: $35,000 – $43,500
  • Bookkeeping clerk/assistant: $43,250 – $52,250

Source: 2015 Salary Guide/ Robert Half 

  • ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN: $47,250–$65,500

  • SUPERVISOR: $63,000–$76,250

Average salary of supervisors by specialty: $48,500–$58,900

  • Accounts payable / accounts receivable supervisor: $55,000–$73,750
  • Payroll supervisor: $63,000–$76,250
  • Collection supervisor: $55,000–$72,750

Source: 2015 Salary Guide/ Robert Half 

STATISTICS OF ANNUAL GROWTH RATE FOR THE PERIOD 2009-2013

  • Accounting clerk: 1,1 %
  • Payroll clerk: 0,4 %
  • Bookkeeper: 0,6 %

Source: Statistics Canada 2013

MALE / FEMALE RATIO

These occupations are primarily feminine.

  • Men: 16%
  • Women: 84%
  M W
 Accounting clerk 15.2% 84.8%
 Payroll clerk 13.1 % 86.9%
 Bookkeeper 19.7% 80.3%

Source: Job Futures, 2015

PART TIME

The percentage of part-time workers is 17,0% for accounting clerks (see details below) and 9% for auditors, vs. a national average of 12%.

Source: Job Futures, 2015 and Statistics Canada, 2015

SELF-EMPLOYMENT

Self-employment varies by occupation. It is 8,2% for accounting clerks, but 19.5% for auditors. 

Source: Job Futures, 2013 and Statistics Canada, 2013

BREAKDOWN BY AGE

  • 52.8% of auditors are between 25 and 44.
  • 6.7% of accounting clerks are 24 or younger.

The retirement age for accountants is very similar to the national average, i.e. 62.

Source: Job Futures, 2015 and Statistics Canada, 2015

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