£20,683
Avg. Salary
£10.42
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£520

Profit Sharing

£766

The average pay for a Bookkeeper is $16.64 per hour.

The average pay for a Bookkeeper is $41,029 per year.

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10%
$10
50%
$17
90%
MEDIAN $10
$14k
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$21k
50%
$29k
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MEDIAN $20,683
£14,323 - £28,597
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£21K
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MEDIAN: £20,683
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£7.79 - £17.36
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£10
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MEDIAN: £10.42
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£0£32K
Salary £14,323 - £28,597
Bonus £103 - £3,041
Profit Sharing £766
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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£15,357 - £32,125
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 706
Hourly Data £0£19
Hourly Rate £7.79 - £17.36
Hourly Tips £0.25
Overtime £7.64 - £19.57
Annual Data £0£32K
Bonus £103 - £3,041
Profit Sharing £766
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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£15,357 - £32,125
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 990

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 ₤20,000 based on 386 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 ₤22,000 based on 250 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤23,000 based on 273 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 ₤25,000 based on 211 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

1%

-1%

National Average: £21,392

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

Bookkeeper Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Bookkeeper?

Bookkeeper in Stafford:
"Organised."
Organised and efficient.

Bookkeeper in Nottingham:
"No Payrise or incentives."
Make sure you have a contract. Read the small print. Salary and incentives are worth it. Do not be taken for a fool.

Bookkeeper in Oxford:
You are an outsider to all other departments and seen as an additional unwanted extra cost to a business. You don't make money for the organization and therefore are seen as an annoying 'must have' expense for the business. You are lucky if you find a business owner who values you. If you have a quiet personality and just want to keep your head down this is the job for you.

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Key Stats for Bookkeeper

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 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%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
₤21,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲7%




National Average
₤21,000

Sage 50 Accounting
▼1%

▼2%

Vat
▼2%

Accounts Receivable
▼5%

Accounts Payable
▼12%

Accounting
▼12%

Credit Control
▼17%

Administration
▼20%

Office Administration
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

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: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 91%