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Old 04-18-2007, 07:02 PM
 
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Hi, my wife and I are thinking of moving to Colorado Springs but had some questions.

Mainly...work related. I do accounts payable. No degree, but I have 6 years experience and a little over a year as a supervisor. Would I be able to find work fairly easily?

right now I make around $13 an hour...but just can't afford to pay the house payment we have here (WA state is incredibly expensive!!) We are planning to get a house in CS, but would the pay be less than what i'm making here? (generally speaking)

thanks a lot!!
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: SW Colorado
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I think you're in the ballpark as far as the pay range ($13.00) for bookkeepers in the COS area. However, the hard part will be finding a bookkeeping job, especially without a degree. There are a lot of degreed accountants doing bookkeeping work in the area so competition will definitely be a factor in your job search.

Further north, i.e., the Denver area, you would have an easier time as there are far more openings. Cost of living would be just slightly higher but wages would also be higher.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: SW Colorado
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GhostPoet - just wanted to clarify that in my previous post I was including any A/P, A/R, payroll, etc. type positions under the bookkeeping category. Salary range is still about the same.
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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Hi, my wife and I are thinking of moving to Colorado Springs but had some questions.

Mainly...work related. I do accounts payable. No degree, but I have 6 years experience and a little over a year as a supervisor. Would I be able to find work fairly easily?

right now I make around $13 an hour...but just can't afford to pay the house payment we have here (WA state is incredibly expensive!!) We are planning to get a house in CS, but would the pay be less than what i'm making here? (generally speaking)

thanks a lot!!
Have you thought about temping until you can land a permanent job. In my job search I have come across some temp agencies that specialize in accounting stuff...like accountemps.
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