Average Early-Career Bookkeeper Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Bookkeeper is $15.38.
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $22
$205 - $3,365
Profit Sharing
$250 - $2,503
$203 - $7,989
Total Pay
$24,158 - $48,935

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Job Description 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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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper

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.
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).

Years of Experience

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