Average Bookkeeper Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Bookkeeper is $17.10.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
$258 - $4,961
Profit Sharing
$483 - $5,929
$357 - $7,928
Total Pay
$25,786 - $56,115

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Job Satisfaction for Bookkeeper

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The top respondents for the job title Bookkeeper are from the companies The Home Depot Inc., Safeway, Inc. and Abc Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $24.57. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Abc Corp. and The Kroger Company, earning around $19.07 and $13.05, respectively. Ingles Markets, Inc. pays the lowest at around $10.19. Comfort Keepers and Safeway, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.19 and $11.95, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper

Skills in Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable, Intuit QuickBooks, Accounts Receivable and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper

An entry-level Bookkeeper with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.44 based on 531 salaries. An early career Bookkeeper with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.38 based on 4,579 salaries. A mid-career Bookkeeper with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.58 based on 2,833 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.75 based on 4,138 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Bookkeeper in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 27.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.2% more) and Los Angeles, California (14.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (4.1% less).

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