Bookkeeper Head Salary

Bookkeeper Heads in the United States pull down an average of $16.86 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little less than one-half and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than a third. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 90 percent of Bookkeeper Heads are female. Job satisfaction for Bookkeeper Heads is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$27,816 - $62,795
$28K
$44K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,321
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90%

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$11.82 - $23.02
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.86
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90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,816 - $62,795  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,027  
Profit Sharing
$1,425  
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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$25,708 - $59,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $23.02  
   
Overtime
$18.01 - $32.91  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,425  
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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$25,708 - $59,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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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At the upper end, Bookkeeper Heads who move into a Financial Controller role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Financial Controllers is a much higher $77K per year. It is not uncommon for a Bookkeeper Head to continue on to become a Full Charge Bookkeeper or an Accountant.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Bookkeeper Heads report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Accounts Payable, Payroll Tax Compliance, and Bookkeeping are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in Bookkeeping.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper Head

Pay by Experience for a Bookkeeper Head has a positive trend. An entry-level Bookkeeper Head with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bookkeeper Head with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper Head which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 95 salaries. A Bookkeeper Head with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 83 salaries.

Bookkeeper Head Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Bookkeeper Head

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Bookkeeper Head Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$40,000

▼2%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries


Accounts Payable
▲1%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▲1%

National Average
$40,000

▼1%



▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 50%
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