Bookkeeper Head Salary

Most Bookkeeper Heads in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.13 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and close to a third get dental coverage, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,531 - $61,483

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$11.34 - $23.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,531 - $61,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,498  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $14,590  
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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$25,699 - $57,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $23.72  
   
Overtime
$4.49 - $33.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,498  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $14,590  
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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$25,699 - $57,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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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 who advance into the role of a Financial Controller are fairly uncommon. Financial Controllers on average earn $77K per year. A more likely transition for Bookkeeper Heads is Full Charge Bookkeeper or Accountant.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Survey results show that Bookkeeper Heads use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Payroll Tax Compliance, and Quickbooks are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 14 percent and 18 percent. Those proficient in Accounts Payable are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. On average, Bookkeeper Heads make $41K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $42K.

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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
$39,000



Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 42%
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