Bookkeepers in Boston take home an average $20.35 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Bookkeepers in Boston, Mass. are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to more than two-fifths, and one in four earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,465 - $74,108
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$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $54,152
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$14.09 - $30.20
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Salary
$40,465 - $74,108  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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$31,489 - $71,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $30.20  
   
Overtime
$26.03  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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$31,489 - $71,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper

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


For many Bookkeepers in Boston, Mass., extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $48K. Bookkeepers in Boston see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $56K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 29%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 24%

Account Management
up arrow 9%

Data Entry
up arrow 9%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 5%

Billing
up arrow 5%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 8%

Intuit QuickBooks
up arrow 11%

Quickbooks
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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