Bookkeeper Head Salary

Most Bookkeeper Heads in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.83 per hour. Most Bookkeeper Heads report high levels of job satisfaction. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and roughly a third have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,155 - $61,796
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$29K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,186
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$11.30 - $23.51
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$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,155 - $61,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,470  
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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$25,381 - $57,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $23.51  
   
Overtime
$4.52 - $33.66  
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 - $3,470  
   
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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$25,381 - $57,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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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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Bookkeeper Heads sometimes assume positions such as Financial Controllers. That role pays $77K per year on average. A more likely transition for Bookkeeper Heads is Full Charge Bookkeeper or Accountant.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Survey results suggest that Bookkeeper Heads use a fairly large toolkit 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 21 percent, 20 percent, and 16 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Bookkeeper Heads — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $33K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Bookkeeper Heads make a median salary of $40K. 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.

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 127 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 43%
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