Bookkeeper Head Salary

Bookkeeper Heads in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.98 per hour for pay. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and close to a third have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,129 - $61,905
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$29K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,190
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$11.36 - $23.68
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,129 - $61,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,489  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $14,590  
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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$25,453 - $57,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $23.68  
   
Overtime
$4.49 - $33.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,489  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $14,590  
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).
)
$25,453 - $57,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 307
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Bookkeeper Heads sometimes become Financial Controllers, where the average income is $77K per year. Becoming a Full Charge Bookkeeper or an Accountant is, however, a more typical career progression for Bookkeeper Heads.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Survey results show that Bookkeeper Heads use a fair number of skills. 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 20 percent, 19 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. Bookkeeper Heads see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $42K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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
$38,000



Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 43%
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