Bookkeeper Head Salary (United States)

Most Head Bookkeepers in the United States are women. The work force as a whole earns a median of approximately $15.36 per hour. Total cash compensation approaches anywhere from $29,094 on the lower end to $60,322 on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3,902 from bonuses and upwards of $14,962 from profit sharing. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, 43 percent are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by around one third. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,094 - $60,322
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MEDIAN: $41,559
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$10.76 - $23.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,094 - $60,322  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,902  
Profit Sharing
$76.60 - $14,962  
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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$24,794 - $56,463  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $23.17  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $34.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,902  
   
Profit Sharing
$76.60 - $14,962  
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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$24,794 - $56,463  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 450
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Common Career Paths for Bookkeeper Head

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Though it's uncommon, some Head Bookkeepers move into roles as Financial Controllers, bringing in an extra $39,779 per year. Head Bookkeepers can earn $1,009 or $6,064 more per year when they move into roles as Full Charge Bookkeepers or Accountants, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head

Survey results show that Head Bookkeepers use a fair number of 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 29 percent, 24 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Accounts Payable are similarly competent in Bookkeeping.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper Head

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For Head Bookkeepers, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $33K to $35K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $39,597. After 20 years in the field, Head Bookkeepers see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $41K. In this field, there is a large range of employee experience; those with the least amount of experience—one to nine years—make up 38 percent of people in the field; those with 10-20 represent 31 percent, and those with the most experience—more than 20 years—account for 30 percent.

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
$37,000

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 43%
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