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Average Bookkeeper Salary in South Africa

R175,697
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R13,248
Bonus
R3,000
Commission
R11,645
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Bookkeeper in South Africa is R175,697.
10%
ZAR 92k
MEDIAN
ZAR 176k
90%
ZAR 296k
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R92k - R296k
Bonus
R4k - R26k
Profit Sharing
R1k - R194k
Commission
R2k - R60k
Total Pay
R91k - R346k
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What Do Bookkeepers Do?

Bookkeeper Tasks
  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Bookkeepers?

Skills in Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll Administration and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeepers?

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 R101,926 based on 53 salaries. An early career Bookkeeper with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R148,397 based on 659 salaries. A mid-career Bookkeeper with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R184,700 based on 502 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R205,742 based on 545 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R198,053.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,073 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.6%
Early Career
31.8%
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
26.3%
Late Career
15.1%

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