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Bookkeeper Head Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Bookkeeper Heads in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.36 per hour on average. In the world of Bookkeeper Heads, overall income ranges from $25K near the bottom to $56K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and around one in three have dental, too. 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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$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  
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 450
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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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There are some Bookkeeper Heads — though it's uncommon — that transition into Financial Controllers, where earnings are typically $77K annually. The most common next step for a Bookkeeper Head is to become a Full Charge Bookkeeper or an Accountant. The former position pays an additional $1K per year on average, and the latter position pays $6K more per year.

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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, 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. 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $32K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $41K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. 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
up arrow 29%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 24%
Payroll Tax Compliance
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 175 votes.

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%