How much do Bookkeepers earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary


The average salary for a bookkeeper is $67,751

4,989 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does a Bookkeeper make?

In the United States, the average pay for a bookkeeper as of June 2022 is approximately $67,751 per year. That works out to be approximately $32.57 per hour and $5,646 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Bookkeeper salaries

DirectlyApply has seen bookkeeper salaries ranging from a high of $90,000 per year to a low of $10,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of bookkeepers currently sit between $52,500 per year and $90,000 per year.

To be considered a top earning bookkeeper you would be expected to be making in excess of $90,000 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $52,500 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an bookkeeper can vary significantly (by as much as $80,000 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

Top employers of Bookkeepers in the United States

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