Bookkeeper with General Ledger Accounting Skills Salary (Canada)

A Bookkeeper with General Ledger Accounting skills earns an average wage of C$20.32 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$34,158 - C$59,967
C$34K
C$44K
C$60K
MEDIAN: C$44,367
10%
50%
90%
C$14.62 - C$29.81
C$15
C$20
C$30
MEDIAN: C$20.21
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$61K
Salary C$34,158 - C$59,967
Bonus C$295 - C$5,128
Profit Sharing C$4,800
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$31,211 - C$61,807
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 400
Hourly Data C$0C$37
Hourly Rate C$14.62 - C$29.81
Hourly Tips C$12.50
Overtime C$15.78 - C$37.62
Annual Data C$0C$61K
Bonus C$295 - C$5,128
Profit Sharing C$4,800
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$31,211 - C$61,807
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 651

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.

Bookkeeper Job Listings

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$39,000 based on 154 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$44,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$46,000 based on 190 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 173 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$43,236

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Key Stats for Bookkeeper

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 214 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Bookkeeper Salaries

▲11%

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
C$43,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 50%