The average hourly wage earned by bookkeepers as of May 2014 was $18.30, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This wage equates to $38,070 per year. The highest average hourly wage was $29.31, earned by the 390 bookkeepers in the postal service.
At the low end, 10 percent of bookkeepers earned no more than $10.81 per hour, and 25 percent earned $13.88 per hour or less. At the high end, 10 percent at least $27.15 per hour, and 25 percent were paid $27.15 per hour or more. The District of Columbia had the highest average wage among states and territories at $26.32 per hour.