Bookkeeper Head Salary
Pay for Bookkeeper Heads in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.86 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Bookkeeper Heads enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Bookkeeper Heads (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by one-half and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than a third. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$27,470 - $66,212|
|Bonus||$304.10 - $4,027|
|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).)
|$25,871 - $60,551|
|Hourly Rate||$12.03 - $22.80|
|Overtime||$17.23 - $32.03|
|Bonus||$304.10 - $4,027|
|Total Pay (||$25,871 - $60,551|
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.Read More...
Another area of focus may be taxes. The bookkeeper will have to gather all information needed for taxes and then file the taxes in a complete and correct manner. The bookkeeper may have to carry out internal audits in order to make sure that the company is adhering to company financial guidelines and also to tax reporting laws and regulations. This is especially important when discrepancies are noted, so that problems can be detected before much damage occurs.
The head bookkeeper may be expected to have advanced computer skills in order to be able to operate Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, and automated systems in order to make the job more efficient. Bookkeeping requires a large amount of multitasking, so it is important to be an individual who is detail-oriented and who can adhere to time constraints. This may also be a management position, so many years of experience in the field along with leadership experience may need to be demonstrated. Generally, a bachelor's degree in a related field is required.
Common Career Paths for Bookkeeper Head
Bookkeeper Heads who go on to become Financial Controllers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Financial Controllers is $77K annually. Given that the median pay is $39K, it may be surprising to find that a Full Charge Bookkeeper is the most common role for Bookkeeper Heads to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Accountant role — which pays $45K — is also typical for Bookkeeper Heads, though less common by comparison.
Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head
Survey results show that Bookkeeper Heads use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Accounts Payable, Payroll Tax Compliance, and Bookkeeping are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Accounts Payable also tend to 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $39K. For Bookkeeper Heads, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $43K.
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