Accounting employees - WE NEED TO DEMAND HIGHER WAGES

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dee in San Antonio, Texas

30 months ago

Hello
I have been searching for employment in San Antonio, TX for the following positions:
Payroll Supervisor II
Payroll Specialist
Accounts Payable & Receivable
Full Charge Bookkeeper etc.

Seems we have a lot of job seekers accepting employment for very low wages, and employers screening all applicants to see who will take the lowest wages, that they can offer.

We need to stand up for all the accounting job seekers and demand higher wages. I went to a job interview for a Payroll/Human Resource and full Charge Bookkeeper position and they only wanted to pay $10.00 an hour.
Bookkeeper - might get offered only $13.00

This position should be paid up to $18.00 & up depending on experience. We need to research the Salary before accepting a job offer, I cannot provide for my family on $10.00 an hour.

I have a mortgage, car note, etc. that I have to pay and cannot live off this amount.

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fredhealth in Houston, Texas

30 months ago

dee in San Antonio, Texas said: Hello
I have been searching for employment in San Antonio, TX for the following positions:
Payroll Supervisor II
Payroll Specialist
Accounts Payable & Receivable
Full Charge Bookkeeper etc.

Seems we have a lot of job seekers accepting employment for very low wages, and employers screening all applicants to see who will take the lowest wages, that they can offer.

We need to stand up for all the accounting job seekers and demand higher wages. I went to a job interview for a Payroll/Human Resource and full Charge Bookkeeper position and they only wanted to pay $10.00 an hour.
Bookkeeper - might get offered only $13.00

This position should be paid up to $18.00 & up depending on experience. We need to research the Salary before accepting a job offer, I cannot provide for my family on $10.00 an hour.

I have a mortgage, car note, etc. that I have to pay and cannot live off this amount.


From your lips to God's ears. Health care, too, is offering lower wages. I was being paid $15/hr in a Unionized California hospital. Here in Houston Texas Medical center, the same position but with more duties added to job description, I am being offered $11.70/hr. Feels like a kick to the head. Eating humble pie for now and keep looking while under-employed...

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BikerAcct in Willoughby, Ohio

30 months ago

It's not just in your area that this is occurring. I'm up in Ohio, same situation. I just recently lost my Accounting job making 46k a year. After 14 years of loyal service thank you very much.

The same type of job and experience level are being advertised at between 10-15 dollars an hour. Are you kidding me? No wonder why they got rid of me. They figure they'll replace me with someone willing to do the same job for much less.

Additionally, the educational requirements appear to have gone up. Every job requires not only a bachelors, but also some other education or certificate too. I'm seeing requests for bachelors degrees to do accounts payable. Comon employers, get serious

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dee in San Antonio, Texas

30 months ago

I was also laid off in San Antonio and was making close to $65,K with overtime and bonus as a Payroll Supervisor, since I was processing payroll up to 2000 employees, along with payroll taxes, garnishment, multi-state taxes etc.

Worked from 6 am to 10 pm everyday for over 4 years - the Business sold the company.

I knew I would have to accept lower wages, but I figured about $20.00 and up and not the $10 to $16.00 the companies are offering today.

All new Job Seekers must research and see what is being paid, instead of accepting the lower wages, if we start rejecting the lower pay, the employers might start paying what the salary requirements required for us.

Cost of gas, food, electric service etc. is raising higher each day, I don't think the companies are going to say: Wait we need to lower our prices - instead they know that we will have to pay for the increases regardless since we need the gas, food, etc. and they make a profit. don't mind them making a profit.

We need to do the same (HIGHER WAGES) to support our families and retirement.

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dee in San Antonio, Texas

30 months ago

No it is that the employers , say for instance they place an ad for a Payroll Supervisor, and a couple of weeks later ask for a Payroll Specialist

please see salary information from Indeed

What Where

Job Title, Keywords
City, State or Zip
Add Comparison Search Job Titles Only
Average Salary of Jobs Matching Your Search right now its is about $39000.00 an year -average $18.00 and up an hour - In January 2013 it was over $50,000.00 - big drop
In USD as of Aug 8, 2013
payroll supervisor II in San Antonio, TX
$39,000 High Confidence (more than 250 sources)

Average payroll supervisor II salaries for job postings in San Antonio, TX are 15% lower than average payroll supervisor II salaries for job postings nationwide.

as of Aug 8, 2013

Average Salary of Jobs with Related Titles

In USD as of Aug 8, 2013

Payroll Tax Specialist in SAN Antonio, TX $39,000
Senior Payroll Specialist in SAN Antonio, TX $42,000
Payroll Specialist in SAN Antonio, TX $32,000
Stereotactic Sales Specialist in SAN Antonio, TX $33,000
Payroll HR Specialist in SAN Antonio, TX $39,000
HR Payroll Specialist in SAN Antonio, TX $35,000
HR Specialist in SAN Antonio, TX $25,000
Personnel Specialist in SAN Antonio, TX $34,000
Fiscal Specialist in SAN Antonio, TX $33,000
Payroll in SAN Antonio, TX $30,000
Payroll Administrator in SAN Antonio, TX $32,000
Accounting Specialist in SAN Antonio, TX $31,000
Payroll Associate in SAN Antonio, TX $30

If we get all Accounting employees to request these salary ranges, we would not have to accept lower wages from employers.

Please remember they were higher at the beginning of the year.

Texas is a non-union state but if people are willing anything can happen

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Bluetea in Texas

30 months ago

BikerAcct in Willoughby, Ohio said: It's not just in your area that this is occurring. I'm up in Ohio, same situation. I just recently lost my Accounting job making 46k a year. After 14 years of loyal service thank you very much.

The same type of job and experience level are being advertised at between 10-15 dollars an hour. Are you kidding me? No wonder why they got rid of me. They figure they'll replace me with someone willing to do the same job for much less.

Additionally, the educational requirements appear to have gone up. Every job requires not only a bachelors, but also some other education or certificate too. I'm seeing requests for bachelors degrees to do accounts payable. Comon employers, get serious

Oh, you need an MBA to work in the mailroom nowadays.

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dee in San Antonio, Texas

30 months ago

I am assuming that we still have a lot of new UNEMPLOYED people (not really interested in the DEMAND FOR HIGHER WAGES)in the State of Texas (San Antonio).

I have been unemployed since November 2012 and have seen the wages go down, we have to many unemployed people, who are willing to accept these lower wages from the employer.

We need to stand as a group and unite to DEMAND HIGHER WAGES, if we are willing to go by the Salary recommend put by Indeed, Monster, Work In Texas, Career Builder. We can and will get the wages we demand.

I need a job to support my family of 5 and cannot live off the $10.00 to $14.00 the employers is requesting to pay . I don't want to be considered LOW INCOME, I have my pride to stand on my own two feet, and not request (SNAP)from the government to help feed my family. I refuse to do that to this day.

To the Employers:

We need for all employers to respect our salary requirements and pay us for what we are worth. We understand that you also have to make a profit, but in order for you to make a profit, you have to retain and keep the good employees who has the knowledge to understand their field of study.

Even if you hire someone at a lower rate, chances are they will only be at your company for a few months until they are hired at other company who will be willing to pay them for what they are worth with there knowledge and experience.

A company who is willing to sacrifice for the employee. What they will get in return from the employee is their Loyalty and the Ability go beyond their job duties to make the company succeed and show a higher profit for all.

This is a TWO WAY STREET for both the employee and employers. Seems everyone has forgetting about loyalty, pride and self-worth.

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