Bookkeeper Salary

The average salary for a Bookkeeper in the UK is:


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Day to day accounts 14 lots of management accounts Year end accounts Build SOFA analysis and notes re charity SORP

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Bookkeeper Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £17,200.

The average salary in 2009 was £20,924, based on 49 respondents (a difference of 22% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £19,598, based on 56 respondents (a difference of -7% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £20,767, based on 45 respondents (a difference of 6% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £23,474, based on 24 respondents (a difference of 13% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Bookkeeper based on all salary survey responses is: £19,850

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Bookkeeper is £10.65.

Assorted Bookkeeper Salary Information

£25,200East of England21-June-21
£22,800South West15-March-21
£27,000South East14-June-18
£19,000South East23-November-13
£18,500Yorkshire and North East20-November-13
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Bookkeeper salary data

Bookkeeper Salary By UK Region

£20,054South East
£21,273South West
£19,175Yorkshire and North East
£16,847North West
£20,500East of England
£21,500Northern Ireland

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Bookkeeper, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £15,980 for a worker in their 20s, £20,880 (30s), £24,715 (40s) and £24,715 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Bookkeeper is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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