Bookkeeper Head Salary

Women account for the majority of Bookkeeper Heads in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $16.40 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and close to a third have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Bookkeeper Heads is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,386 - $65,568
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,820
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90%

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$11.49 - $23.47
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
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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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For Bookkeeper Heads, progressing to a Financial Controller role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Financial Controller can earn $77K annually. A Full Charge Bookkeeper role is the most common promotion for Bookkeeper Heads moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $38K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Bookkeeper Heads is an Accountant position, where earnings are usually $44K.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Bookkeeper Heads seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $34K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $39K. Bookkeeper Heads see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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
up arrow 1%

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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