$41,047
Avg. Salary
$16.64
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,192

Profit Sharing

$1,504

Commission

$2,000

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

The average pay for a Bookkeeper is $41,047 per year.

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MEDIAN $17
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MEDIAN $41,047
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$11.81 - $25.03
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$0$58K
Salary $28,334 - $58,155
Bonus $295 - $4,947
Profit Sharing $302 - $5,128
Commission $350 - $6,500
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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$25,187 - $54,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,716
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.81 - $25.03
Hourly Tips $0.21 - $10.00
Overtime $17.27 - $34.94
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $295 - $4,947
Commission $350 - $6,500
Profit Sharing $302 - $5,128
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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$25,187 - $54,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12,552

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.

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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 $32,000 based on 7,037 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 $38,000 based on 4,901 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 6,498 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 $41,000 based on 4,655 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,330

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

Bookkeeper Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Bookkeeper?

Bookkeeper in Grand Rapids:
"Continue To Learn As You go, Especially New Software."
Make sure you know what the main scope of business is for the company you are working for. It makes it much easier to know how to present the financial data. Also continue to learn new software and laws.

Bookkeeper in Des Moines:
"Advice."
I wish I had more college training in sales tax for various states.

Bookkeeper in Miami:
"Deadlines - Working 'Round The Clock."
If you deal with more than just data entry and are responsible for filing forms, prepare for deadlines especially if you work for an accounting firm.

Bookkeeper in Gridley:
"Expect Everything."
You are expected to pick up and learn everything. Stay on top of everything and research ideas for how everything can be better.

Bookkeeper in Boston:
Pros: Flex hours, good environment, lo stress, non corporate culture.
Cons: No room to grow.

Bookkeeper in Frankfort:
"Books haven't been done for a year."
Knowledgeable in all group.

Bookkeeper in San Francisco:
Be flexible and be ready to learn a system(s).

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Key Stats for Bookkeeper

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3160 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Bookkeeper Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$37,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries







▼0%


National Average
$37,000

Intuit QuickBooks
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Bookkeeping
▼2%



▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3160 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 55%