Bookkeeping Clerk Salary

The average wage for a Bookkeeping Clerk is $14.65 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Accounts Payable is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,590 - $51,521
$30K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,389
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$10.10 - $19.82
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MEDIAN: $14.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,590 - $51,521  
   
Bonus
$2,750  
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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$21,305 - $48,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $19.82  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $34.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,750  
   
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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$21,305 - $48,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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Job Description for Bookkeeping Clerk

Bookkeeping clerks typically work within their company's accounting department and handle accounts receivable and payable. They also meticulously record many other expenditures and receipts, including services rendered, repair and maintenance, payroll, and petty cash. Bookkeeping clerks also assist accounting/bookkeeping managers in preparing and adding data to reports which will be used by department heads and other management personnel.

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Bookkeeping Clerk Tasks

  • Maintain and make necessary adjustments to records and/or logs such as journals, payroll/ time reports, or property records.
  • Verify and reconcile simple bank statements or department records.
  • Balance entries and make necessary corrections.
  • Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper account .
  • Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeping Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Bookkeeping Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Bookkeeping Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bookkeeping Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeping Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 32 salaries. A Bookkeeping Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Bookkeeping Clerk

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Bookkeeping Clerk Salaries

▲14%

▲9%

▲6%

National Average
$32,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeping Clerk Salaries



National Average
$32,000

Payroll Administration
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 44%
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