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How Much Should a Bookkeeper Earn?

Article source: Payscale

Do you want to know what the average salary is for a Bookkeeper in South Africa?

A Bookkeeper in South Africa should earn an average of R154,490 per year in 2017.

To be successful as a bookkeeper, it’s necessary to have skills in Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll Administration. Experience in Financial Reporting, especially, is associated with a high salary for a bookkeeping position.

Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. For the first five to ten years as a bookkeeper, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience after 10 years, does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years’ experience as a bookkeeper.

Pros: Working with people. Processing accounts. Processing payments. Reconciling remittances. Processing the cash book.
Cons: Requesting documents or information from clients or suppliers and not receiving feedback.

 

Broken down into cities in South Africa, the annual salary averages are:

A Bookkeeper in Centurion earns an average salary of R162,359 per year.

A Bookkeeper in Johannesburg earns an average salary of R177,111 per year.

The average salary for a Bookkeeper in Pretoria is R162,882 per year.

The average salary for a Bookkeeper in Sandton is R165,000 per year.

A Bookkeeper in Cape Town earns an average salary of R159,020 per year.

A Bookkeeper in Pietermaritzburg earns an average salary of R147,796 per year.

A Bookkeeper in Durban earns an average salary of R146,652 per year.

The average pay for a Bookkeeper in Port Elizabeth is R122,927 per year.

A Bookkeeper in Vereeniging earns an average salary of R126,418 per year.

Work your way up as a bookkeeper with the following Bookkeeper career paths: