Bookkeeper Salary

The average pay for a Bookkeeper is $16.26 per hour.

$28,666 - $58,460
$29K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,118
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$11.77 - $24.93
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.55
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$0$58K
Salary $28,666 - $58,460
Bonus $296.76 - $4,993
Profit Sharing $496.65 - $7,149
Commission $350.00 - $9,050
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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$25,203 - $54,492
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,957
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.77 - $24.93
Hourly Tips $0.10 - $14.79
Overtime $16.97 - $34.79
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $296.76 - $4,993
Commission $350.00 - $9,050
Profit Sharing $496.65 - $7,149
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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$25,203 - $54,492
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,745

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 2017 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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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 3,777 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 $37,000 based on 2,590 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 3,471 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 2,458 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,062

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

Bookkeeper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bookkeeper?

Bookkeeper in GAUTENG:
"Challenging."
Pros: Balancing the books of the company. Meeting deadlines.
Cons: Not meeting deadline. Invoices and supporting documents not corresponding.

Bookkeeper in Bedford:
"I like the flexibility and keeping busy."
Pros: I like knowing what tasks are expected of me. I like working from home sometimes. I like casual atmosphere and autonomy my boss gives me.
Cons: Stress when there are funding issues.

Bookkeeper in Atlanta:
"Bookkeeper 101."
Pros: Helping clients read and understand their invoices and how important it is to pay on time and stay current.
Cons: I don't like having to bl8ck a Parker's card for non-payment but it has to be done.

Bookkeeper in Denver:
"Review."
Pros: Flexibility, team environment, ability to learn and grow as an employee.
Cons: Inability to get raises as you move up.

Bookkeeper in Madison:
"I know too much."
Pros: I love the laid back atmosphere and unique personalities of the other employees.
Cons: Sometimes I wish I didn't do payroll. I wish I didn't know what people make and how large their bonuses are. It can be difficult to have that knowledge when you are the lowest paid employee of the company.

Bookkeeper in North Branch:
"Very Busy."
Pros: I like that things are constantly changing. Accounts vary by sales.
Cons: The amount of pay I receive considering the amount of work I do.

Bookkeeper in Oceanside:
"Part time."
Pros: Part time hours for very good pay and I am a member of the church. I do it in my spare time after church on Sunday. I have a full time job that isn't bookkeeping.
Cons: That I have to attend monthly meetings.

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Key Stats for Bookkeeper

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1850 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Bookkeeper Salaries

▲11%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$37,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries







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▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Bookkeeping
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%




▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1850 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
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%