Median pay for Bookkeeper Heads in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.75 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Bookkeeper Heads who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Work is enjoyable for Bookkeeper Heads, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A little over a half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just under a half report medical coverage and slightly less than a third claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,976 - $68,765
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,931
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50%
90%

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$12.20 - $24.02
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,976 - $68,765  
   
Bonus
$391.49 - $4,027  
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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$26,484 - $60,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $24.02  
   
Overtime
$17.29 - $31.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$391.49 - $4,027  
   
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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$26,484 - $60,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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 career progression for Bookkeeper Heads leads to becoming a Full Charge Bookkeeper, where pay is typically $39K. However, many Bookkeeper Heads also opt to become Accountants, a position that pays $44K on average.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Survey results suggest that Bookkeeper Heads put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Payroll Tax Compliance, Payroll Administration, and Quickbooks are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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.


Bookkeeper Heads with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $39K. For Bookkeeper Heads, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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
$40,000



Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries


Payroll Tax Compliance
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Accounts Payable
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Quickbooks
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$40,000

Bookkeeping
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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