Bookkeeper Head Salary (United States)

Women account for the majority of Head Bookkeepers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.36 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all—43 percent lack any form of coverage—but more than half have medical insurance, and around one third have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Head Bookkeepers. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Bookkeeper Head Salary (?
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$29,094 - $60,322
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MEDIAN: $41,559
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Bookkeeper Head Salary (?
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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  
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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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 450
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Common Career Paths for Bookkeeper Head

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There are some Head Bookkeepers—though it's uncommon—that transition into Financial Controllers, where earnings can rise by $39,779 annually. Head Bookkeepers typically move into roles as Full Charge Bookkeepers or Accountants, where they can expect an extra $1,009 or $6,064 per year.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head

Survey results show that Head Bookkeepers 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 29 percent, 24 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Most people who know Accounts Payable also know Bookkeeping.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper Head

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In most cases, Head Bookkeepers can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. After five to 10 years, the typical starting salary of $33K climbs to $35K. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $39,597. Salaries grow more slowly as Head Bookkeepers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $41K. The range of experience in this workforce varies greatly: 38 percent of respondents have between one and nine years of experience; 31 percent have between 10 and 20 years, and 30 percent boast more than two decades of experience.

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
up arrow 22%
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%
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