Entry-Level Bookkeeper Salary

An Entry-Level Bookkeeper earns an average wage of $14.86 per hour.

$25,080 - $49,381
$25K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,864
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$10.20 - $20.28
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MEDIAN: $14.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,080 - $49,381  
   
Bonus
$250.67 - $4,438  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $2,560  
Commission
$960  
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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$22,198 - $45,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 960
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $20.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71  
Overtime
$15.57 - $30.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$250.67 - $4,438  
   
Commission
$960  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $2,560  
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).
)
$22,198 - $45,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,817

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National Average: $31,966

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Bookkeeper Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Bookkeeper in Worcester:
"Hang in there..."
Check for benefits and vacation time...the economy is still not affording great pay for new accountants.

Bookkeeper in Concord:
Make sure that you understand why you are performing a task. Be conscientious and detail oriented. Follow established procedures but be prepared to offer new and more efficient ways of doing things. Back to number one, understand why you do things before trying to change things around.

Bookkeeper in New Castle:
"Your Workday To Do List."
ASK QUESTIONS! Inquire about deadlines from your supervisor. Keep a calendar. Resolve issues within a week if possible. Have your supervisor step in when needed. Post items as received so as not to become overwhelmed.

Bookkeeper in Sumter:
"Never Accept A Insufficient Salary or Benefit Plan."
Do not accept a job you are overqualified for because they will quickly see your value and add to your job duties. However your salary will never be re-considered. Always get vacation, benefits, overtime pay and holiday benefits in writing.

Bookkeeper in Lafayette:
An organized filing system, either electronic or paper, and routinely updating files for receivables/payables is essential. Getting behind on keeping files organized will cause unnecessary stress.

Bookkeeper in Frederick:
"You will gain valuable people skills as you deal with others."
Take responsibility for your actions. Know your own worth, Stand up for yourself.

Bookkeeper in Pittsburgh:
Make sure someone spends time with you to get you familiar with how this company does their bookkeeping.

Key Stats for Bookkeeper

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 532 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
21%
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Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 532 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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