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.

$27,470 - $66,212
$27K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,610
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$12.03 - $22.80
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,470 - $66,212  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,027  
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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$25,871 - $60,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $22.80  
   
Overtime
$17.23 - $32.03  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,027  
   
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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$25,871 - $60,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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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 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.

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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 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.

Bookkeeper Head Reviews

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
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Bookkeeper Head Salaries

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$40,000

▼3%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries


Accounts Payable
▼0%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

▼2%




▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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