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Bookkeeper Head Salary (United States)

Bookkeeper Heads in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.57 per hour for pay. Total cash compensation for Bookkeeper Heads runs from $25K to $57K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and approximately one-third have dental insurance. 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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$29,281 - $60,733
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$10.69 - $23.46
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,281 - $60,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,932  
Profit Sharing
$76.03 - $15,015  
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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$24,952 - $56,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.69 - $23.46  
   
Overtime
$14.59 - $34.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$76.03 - $15,015  
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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$24,952 - $56,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 395
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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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While Bookkeeper Heads do not often become Financial Controllers, the job pays $77K per year on average. It is more probable, however, that Bookkeeper Heads become Full Charge Bookkeepers or Accountants.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head

Bookkeeper Heads report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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 26 percent, 21 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Accounts Payable are, more often than not, also skilled in Bookkeeping.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper Head

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Bookkeeper Heads — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $36K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Bookkeeper Heads make a median salary of $40K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $42K.

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
$38,000

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 26%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 21%
Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 20%
Accounts Receivable
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 43%