Bookkeeper Head Salary

Most Bookkeeper Heads in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.40 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Bookkeeper Heads claim high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and nearly one in three claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,386 - $65,568
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,820
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$11.49 - $23.47
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,386 - $65,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,905  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Commission
$845  
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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$25,802 - $59,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $23.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.07  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,905  
   
Commission
$845  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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).
)
$25,802 - $59,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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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 transition into a Financial Controller role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $77K per year. The most common promotion for Bookkeeper Heads is a Full Charge Bookkeeper position, which usually brings in $38K a year. Another standard transition for Bookkeeper Heads seeking advancement is to assume an Accountant role, where pay is often $44K.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Survey results imply that Bookkeeper Heads put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Payroll Tax Compliance, and Quickbooks are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 10 percent. 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.


For Bookkeeper Heads, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $34K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $39K. Bookkeeper Heads bring in $42K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $43K.

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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
$40,000



Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries




Quickbooks
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
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National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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