An Entry-Level Bookkeeper earns an average wage of $14.77 per hour.

$25,456 - $49,073
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,959
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$10.09 - $20.31
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,456 - $49,073  
   
Bonus
$206.93 - $4,170  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $3,020  
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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$21,586 - $45,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,043
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $20.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$15.36 - $30.13  
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
$206.93 - $4,170  
   
Commission
$960  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $3,020  
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).
)
$21,586 - $45,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,911
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,880

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Bookkeeper Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries




Accounts Receivable
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Billing
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Intuit QuickBooks
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Bookkeeping
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Microsoft Word
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 537 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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