Pay for Bookkeeper Heads in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.83 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Bookkeeper Heads. Female Bookkeeper Heads far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little over a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly less than half and dental insurance is reported by just under a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,746 - $66,939
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$67K
MEDIAN: $44,940
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$12.24 - $23.62
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MEDIAN: $16.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,746 - $66,939  
   
Bonus
$303.04 - $4,055  
Profit Sharing
$1,425  
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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$26,240 - $60,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $23.62  
   
Overtime
$17.13 - $31.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$303.04 - $4,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,425  
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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$26,240 - $60,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Financial Controller. The average Financial Controller brings home $77K per year. As Bookkeeper Heads progress in their field, many go on to become Full Charge Bookkeepers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $39K. Another common career choice for Bookkeeper Heads is to move into an Accountant role — this promotion usually pays $44K.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Payroll Tax Compliance, Quickbooks, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Bookkeeper Heads — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. Bookkeeper Heads who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Bookkeeper Head

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Bookkeeper Head Salaries



National Average
$40,000



Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries



Accounts Payable
0%

Accounts Receivable
0%

Quickbooks
0%

National Average
$40,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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