Bookkeepers in Seattle, Wash. take home an average $18.36 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,331 - $57,479
(Median)
$37K
$45K
$57K
MEDIAN: $44,643
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$14.63 - $30.64
(Median)
$15
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$37,331 - $57,479  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $2,447  
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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$31,450 - $60,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$27.02  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$309.13 - $2,447  
   
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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$31,450 - $60,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $41K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $50K.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeper Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 10%



Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Bookkeeping
0%

Billing
0%

National Average
$43,000

Intuit QuickBooks
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
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Account Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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