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Bookkeeper Head Salary

The larger portion of Bookkeeper Heads in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.64 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by just under a third. The majority of Bookkeeper Heads claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,271 - $61,742
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,867
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$11.21 - $23.19
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,271 - $61,742  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,639  
Profit Sharing
$916 - $14,423  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,256 - $56,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.21 - $23.19  
   
Overtime
$12.48 - $33.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,639  
   
Profit Sharing
$916 - $14,423  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$25,256 - $56,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 343

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Job Description for Bookkeeper Head

Head bookeepers are needed in every industry in order to manage the accounting duties of a company. Some companies will prefer bookkeepers that have experience in the specific field, such as real estate or construction. The head bookkeeper will carry out general accounting duties, such as accounts payable and accounts receivable. The head bookkeeper is also usually in charge of payroll. The bookkeeper should make sure that all payments to employees are issued in a timely manner. The payments should also be accurate and account for adjustments such as overtime and leave.

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Common Career Paths for Bookkeeper Head


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Bookkeeper Heads do not often transition into Financial Controller roles. The role averages $77K per year. However, Bookkeeper Heads typically graduate to Full Charge Bookkeepers or Accountants.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Bookkeeper Heads report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Payroll Tax Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 21 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Most people who know Accounts Payable also know Bookkeeping.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper Head

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Bookkeeper Heads, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $42K on average.

Bookkeeper Head Reviews

What is it like working as a Bookkeeper Head?

Bookkeeper Head in Ada:
"As A Book Keeper."
Pros: I like staying busy and knowing the in's and out's of accounts payables and receivables and all that goes with ordering from our vendors. I like being helpful and counted on.
Cons: It doesn't pay enough.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeper Head Salaries



National Average
$38,000



Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 45%
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