$43,398
Avg. Salary
$16.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,241

Bonus

$1,650

Profit Sharing

$1,750

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Bookkeeper, Payroll is $16.62 per hour.

The average pay for a Bookkeeper, Payroll is $43,398 per year.

10%
$11.98
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$16.62
50%
$24.24
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MEDIAN $16.62
10%
$29k
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$43k
50%
$60k
90%
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MEDIAN $43,398
$29,403 - $59,790
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MEDIAN: $43,398
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$11.98 - $24.24
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$0$59K
Salary $29,403 - $59,790
Bonus $344 - $4,972
Profit Sharing $1,650
Commission $1,750
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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$25,965 - $54,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 370
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.98 - $24.24
Overtime $20.43 - $38.16
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $344 - $4,972
Commission $1,750
Profit Sharing $1,650
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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$25,965 - $54,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 728

Job Description

Larger companies frequently have a specialized accountant employed as a payroll bookkeeper. This payroll specialist ensures everyone working for the company - from salaried managers to hourly employees - are paid accurately and in a timely manner. This person ensures that all payroll deductions are properly assessed and helps maintain their organization's payroll bookkeeping records, so they are kept up to date and comply with federal and state regulations.

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Common Career Paths


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For Payroll Bookkeepers, progressing to a Financial Controller role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Financial Controller can earn $77K annually. More often than not, a Bookkeeper role is the next step for Payroll Bookkeepers moving up in the field. Pay for Bookkeepers is usually $34K. Many Payroll Bookkeepers choose to take on a Full Charge Bookkeeper role instead, where salaries are typically $39K.

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Popular Skills


Payroll Bookkeepers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with General Ledger Accounting and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Account Management, Microsoft Word, and Office Administration. Those familiar with Accounts Payable also tend to know Bookkeeping and Payroll Administration.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Bookkeeper, Payroll has a positive trend. An entry-level Bookkeeper, Payroll with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 221 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bookkeeper, Payroll with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 175 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper, Payroll which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 252 salaries. A Bookkeeper, Payroll with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 135 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

22%

9%

-2%

National Average: $37,621

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

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Payroll Bookkeepers in Fort Myers receive some of the highest pay in the country. Payroll Bookkeepers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Atlanta (+24 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), and Austin (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Los Angeles. Workers in Baltimore and Albuquerque earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 9 percent.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bookkeeper, Payroll?

Bookkeeper, Payroll in Arlington:
"Great place to work."
Pros: Convenient and everything is pretty close.
Cons: Distance to main interstate

Bookkeeper, Payroll in Lapeer:
"ITs just stressful."
Pros: Easy job.
Cons: Not alot of work.

Bookkeeper, Payroll in Ontario:
"Describe what people can do to excel at this job."
Share your knowledge about the daily responsibilities, career path, stress levels, perks and valuable skills associated with this job.

Bookkeeper, Payroll in Marshfield:
"Job Satisfaction."
Pros: Flexibility and support.
Cons: Responsibility.

Bookkeeper, Payroll in Gate City:
"For New Bookkeepers."
Take a Quickbooks course, and be very organized.

Bookkeeper, Payroll in Panama City Beach:
"Stressfull at times but informative and always something new."
Pros: The ability to learn new things everyday.
Cons: I feel I am being underpaid for the work I'm doing.

Bookkeeper, Payroll in Washington:
"Stress level."
Be aware of the company's health benefits.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 226 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$38,000

▼4%

▼15%

How Skills Affect Salaries




National Average
$38,000

Accounts Receivable
▼2%

Bookkeeping
▼3%



Quickbooks
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%







Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 50%