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Bookkeeper salary in United States

How much does a Bookkeeper make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $21.58
Low $15.35
High $30.35
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a bookkeeper is $21.58 per hour in the United States. 18.4k salaries reported, updated at November 29, 2023

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Top companies for Bookkeepers in United States

  1. Taylor White Accounting and Finance
    16 reviews10 salaries reported
    $32.88per hour
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Highest paying cities for Bookkeepers near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $28.76 per hour
    247 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $25.33 per hour
    69 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $25.07 per hour
    234 salaries reported
  1. Bronx, NY
    $25.05 per hour
    28 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $23.14 per hour
    67 salaries reported
  3. Brooklyn, NY
    $23.11 per hour
    112 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $22.93 per hour
    79 salaries reported
  2. West Palm Beach, FL
    $21.71 per hour
    82 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $20.34 per hour
    142 salaries reported
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Where can a Bookkeeper earn more?

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Most common benefits for Bookkeepers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 765 ratings

51% of Bookkeepers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for a Bookkeeper

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