C$41,872
Avg. Salary
C$19.45
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,006

Bonus

C$1,022

Profit Sharing

C$1,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Bookkeeper is C$19.45 per hour.

The average pay for a Bookkeeper is C$41,872 per year.

C$14.22
10%
C$19.45
50%
C$29.18
90%
MEDIAN C$19.45
C$31k
10%
C$42k
50%
C$58k
90%
MEDIAN C$41,872
C$30,702 - C$58,334
C$31K
C$42K
C$58K
MEDIAN: C$41,872
10%
50%
90%
C$14.22 - C$29.18
C$14
C$19
C$29
MEDIAN: C$19.45
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$60K
Salary C$30,702 - C$58,334
Bonus C$248 - C$5,036
Profit Sharing C$503 - C$5,311
Commission C$1,500
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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C$30,037 - C$60,270
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,416
Hourly Data C$0C$39
Hourly Rate C$14.22 - C$29.18
Hourly Tips C$2.50
Overtime C$20.39 - C$39.34
Annual Data C$0C$60K
Bonus C$248 - C$5,036
Commission C$1,500
Profit Sharing C$503 - C$5,311
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).
)
C$30,037 - C$60,270
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,808

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 2018 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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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 C$36,000 based on 970 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 C$42,000 based on 632 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$44,000 based on 731 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 C$48,000 based on 532 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$41,142

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

Bookkeeper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bookkeeper?

Bookkeeper in Toronto:
Pros: Analysis, result, growth of company,
Cons: No benefits, low pay, no paid breaks.

Bookkeeper in Moose Jaw:
"Responsible, reliable, trustworthy."
Be responsible, help the Company to be successful in way possible, by giving suggestions, and making your boss aware of all situations, I.e. Dealing with customers, financial statements, etc.

Bookkeeper in Edmonton:
"Trucking Industry."
Take Accounting and Analytical Courses.

Bookkeeper in Toronto:
Stay in school and go for the accountant designation. A bookkeeper does all the same things, but does not get the respect or salary of an accountant.

Bookkeeper in Yorkton:
"Career That Lasts."
Times change and so will your likes and desires. Find a career that will roll with the times. Working from home is financially great in a lot of ways, but make sure you have a dedicated work space. Keep updating yourself and maintain great credit and relationships with governing agencies.

Bookkeeper in Parry Sound:
I feel that bookkeepers are under appreciated most of the time. The most important responsibility of this job is to keep your employer's books current and helping them make a budget forecast, and sticking to their budget.

Bookkeeper in Hamilton:
"Get used to babysitting"
I never thought I would have to baby sit grown adults and the fact that none of them will ever take responsibility for their own actions. I love my job but I wish people would be a little more responsible.

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Key Stats for Bookkeeper

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 645 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Bookkeeper Salaries

▲16%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
C$41,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries


▲7%


▲6%






Accounts Payable
▼0%

Accounts Receivable
▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
C$41,000

Bookkeeping
▼1%


▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 645 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 55%