Outsourcing your bookkeeping to Osprey Accounting is a much lower cost than hiring a full or part time employee. The average salary for a bookkeeper is $40,000 per year. Once you factor in payroll costs, health insurance, vacation time, and the cost to hire and oversee an employee you could end up spending on average $56,000 per year. But what if you could spend as little as $1,200 per year? That's saving almost $55,000. Can anyone say brand new car?