Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has six bookkeeping schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Bookkeeping students from Seattle schools who go on to become bookkeepers, bookkeeping clerks, accounting managers, accounting officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,757,870 people working as bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,750. Also, Accountants and auditors make on average $67,430 per year and there are about 1,106,980 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 13,380 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $67,560. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $39,320/yr and there are 21,360 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.207 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9.529/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 6 bookkeeping schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|