The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Bookkeeper is $15.38.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Bookkeeper
The top respondents for the job title Bookkeeper are from the companies The Home Depot Inc., Safeway, Inc. and Cumberland Farms, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Cumberland Farms, Inc. where the average pay is $22.08. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include SP Plus Corporation and The Home Depot Inc., earning around $14.00 and $12.01, respectively. Ingles Markets, Inc. pays the lowest at around $10.00. The Kroger Company and Comfort Keepers also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.00 and $11.09, respectively.
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Skills in Accounts Payable, Intuit QuickBooks, Accounts Receivable and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $14.44 based on 529 salaries. A mid-career Bookkeeper with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.61 based on 2,807 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.80 based on 4,087 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Bookkeeper in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (19.1% more) and Portland, Oregon (17.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (3.7% less) and Houston, Texas (0.3% less).
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