Bookkeeper Salary

The average pay for a Bookkeeper is $15.79 per hour.

$27,778 - $55,105
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,510
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$11.05 - $24.49
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,778 - $55,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,958  
Profit Sharing
$259.12 - $5,008  
Commission
$395.94 - $5,548  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,391 - $52,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,966
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $24.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.96  
Overtime
$14.95 - $32.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,958  
   
Commission
$395.94 - $5,548  
Profit Sharing
$259.12 - $5,008  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,391 - $52,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10,280
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Job Description for Bookkeeper

As a bookkeeper one can expect to work in close proximity with a business or company in order to ensure that the most economically viable and safe decisions are made in order to keep finances tight and under control. A bookkeeper should have vast knowledge of QuickBooks, or a similar a computer accounting program, in order to track and record the financial transactions and records of a company. Strong MS-Excel skills are also a must in most companies. Part of the bookkeeping process also includes calculating, recording, and balancing financial reports, including payroll. Therefore, a bookkeeper will need to maintain a healthy relationship with employees in order to communicate and work out changes in salaries, changes to benefits, and other changes to an employee’s pay. A bookkeeper will also work closely with managers or business owners to help ensure that smart decisions are made when selling company assets or evaluating said company’s total revenue, profits, losses, and financial position. In order to communicate the aforementioned information fully and thoroughly bookkeepers will also be responsible for creating many reports, usually these reports will be generated once a month, semiannually, or annually. Other responsibilities that a bookkeeper may have include creating reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll, entering changes to employee payroll records (often through Quickbooks), and handling voluntary and involuntary deductions. Usually, a bookkeeper will also be in charge of paying the many expenses a business incurs. These expenses usually include things like electricity, internet, office supplies, credit card bills, phone bills, and whatever other expenses a business may incur through its operations.


Bookkeeper Tasks

  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,787

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Bookkeeper Reviews

What is it like working as a Bookkeeper?

Bookkeeper in Bedford:
"I like the flexibility and keeping busy."
Pros: I like knowing what tasks are expected of me. I like working from home sometimes. I like casual atmosphere and autonomy my boss gives me.
Cons: Stress when there are funding issues.

Bookkeeper in Atlanta:
"Bookkeeper 101."
Pros: Helping clients read and understand their invoices and how important it is to pay on time and stay current.
Cons: I don't like having to bl8ck a Parker's card for non-payment but it has to be done.

Bookkeeper in Oceanside:
"Part time."
Pros: Part time hours for very good pay and I am a member of the church. I do it in my spare time after church on Sunday. I have a full time job that isn't bookkeeping.
Cons: That I have to attend monthly meetings.

Bookkeeper in Orlando:
"Brainless work."
Pros: I like the people I work with for the most part. I like that I have learned so much I am able to use in other areas of my life.
Cons: I do not like feeling like a doormat with no authority and no say.

What is it like working as a Bookkeeper at Self-Employed?

Bookkeeper in Bakersfield:
"I like to help people; I feel confident in doing tax return."
Pros: Being my own boss and be able to make decisions.
Cons: Pay too much expenses.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeper Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries



Payroll Administration
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Account Management
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Billing
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Bookkeeping
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Accounts Payable
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Office Administration
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Accounts Receivable
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Quickbooks
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$36,000

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2833 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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