The average hourly pay for a Bookkeeper in Chicago, Illinois is $18.00.
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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 includ…Read more
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Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Intuit QuickBooks, Accounts Payable and Bookkeeping.
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 $13.76 based on 5 salaries. An early career Bookkeeper with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.00 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Bookkeeper with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.17 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.35 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Bookkeeper in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 20.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (8.9% less) and Houston, Texas (4.2% less).
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