AU$54,797
Avg. Salary
AU$27.30
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Bookkeeper is AU$27.30 per hour.

The average pay for a Bookkeeper is AU$54,797 per year.

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AU$20.83
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AU$37.32
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MEDIAN AU$27.30
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AU$73k
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MEDIAN AU$54,797
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MEDIAN: AU$54,797
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Salary AU$40,496 - AU$73,341
Bonus AU$241 - AU$7,872
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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AU$42,447 - AU$75,919
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 617
Hourly Data AU$0AU$57
Hourly Rate AU$20.83 - AU$37.32
Hourly Tips AU$15.83
Overtime AU$13.32 - AU$57.82
Annual Data AU$0AU$75K
Bonus AU$241 - AU$7,872
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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AU$42,447 - AU$75,919
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,390

Job Description for Bookkeeper

As a bookkeeper one can expect to work in close proximity with a business or company in order to ensure that the most economically viable and safe decisions are made in order to keep finances tight and under control. A bookkeeper should have vast knowledge of QuickBooks, or a similar a computer accounting program, in order to track and record the financial transactions and records of a company. Strong MS-Excel skills are also a must in most companies. Part of the bookkeeping process also includes calculating, recording, and balancing financial reports, including payroll. Therefore, a bookkeeper will need to maintain a healthy relationship with employees in order to communicate and work out changes in salaries, changes to benefits, and other changes to an employee’s pay. A bookkeeper will also work closely with managers or business owners to help ensure that smart decisions are made when selling company assets or evaluating said company’s total revenue, profits, losses, and financial position. In order to communicate the aforementioned information fully and thoroughly bookkeepers will also be responsible for creating many reports, usually these reports will be generated once a month, semiannually, or annually. Other responsibilities that a bookkeeper may have include creating reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll, entering changes to employee payroll records (often through Quickbooks), and handling voluntary and involuntary deductions. Usually, a bookkeeper will also be in charge of paying the many expenses a business incurs. These expenses usually include things like electricity, internet, office supplies, credit card bills, phone bills, and whatever other expenses a business may incur through its operations. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Bookkeeper Tasks
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.

Common Career Paths for Bookkeeper


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Bookkeeper Job Listings

Popular Skills for Bookkeeper

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper

Pay by Experience for a Bookkeeper has a positive trend. An entry-level Bookkeeper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 905 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bookkeeper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$57,000 based on 729 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$60,000 based on 854 salaries. A Bookkeeper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 483 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$56,121

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

Bookkeeper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bookkeeper?

Bookkeeper:
I loved working with a family operated and orientated franchise and would work for them again anyday! The stores are well managed and have great people working in them always! Very generous owners and flexible.

Bookkeeper in Bankstown:
"Good staff."
Pros: Close to my place, boss is nice and colleagues are friendly and supportive.
Cons: Office chair and computer is poor for sedentary work style.

Bookkeeper in Brisbane:
"Pace revolves around events."
There will be quiet times for housekeeping essentials and there will be just do times.

Bookkeeper in Sydney:
"Busy, high level of resposibilities."
Pros: Work in doors. Work in with a team. Nice boss.
Cons: Not paid enough.

Bookkeeper in Tamworth:
"My Job."
Pros: Interacting with clients, making friends at work, being able to wear casual/office clothes.
Cons: Not feeling appreciated, feeling underpaid, and being taken advantage of because I am young.

Bookkeeper in Melbourne:
"High stress, Accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll."
Don't do it.

Bookkeeper in Geelong:
"Flexible, relaxed."
Pros: Relaxed supporting stress free invironment.
Cons: Nothing.

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Key Stats for Bookkeeper

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Bookkeeper Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
AU$56,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 1%
dental benefits
Dental: %
vision benefits
Vision: %
no benefits
None: 98%