For Bookkeepers with Payroll Administration skills, hourly average wages total $16.77 per hour. In the world of Bookkeepers with Payroll Administration skills, overall income ranges from $26K near the bottom to $54K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Bookkeepers with Payroll Administration skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while nearly one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around a seventh. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,061 - $58,822
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$29K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,534
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$12.17 - $24.70
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,061 - $58,822  
   
Bonus
$307.23 - $5,020  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $5,960  
Commission
$1,965  
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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$26,174 - $54,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 682
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $24.70  
   
Overtime
$18.14 - $34.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$307.23 - $5,020  
   
Commission
$1,965  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $5,960  
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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$26,174 - $54,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,537
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Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Bookkeepers with Payroll Administration skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $33K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $38K. Bookkeepers with Payroll Administration skills bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $41K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,878

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Bookkeepers with Payroll Administration skills, 29 percent above the national average. Bookkeepers with Payroll Administration skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Anchorage (+17 percent), Sacramento (+15 percent), Austin (+14 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 447 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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