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Bookkeeper Head Salary

Women account for the majority of Bookkeeper Heads in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.67 per hour. Most Bookkeeper Heads like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly a third. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,243 - $61,959
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,997
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$11.25 - $23.26
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
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
$29,243 - $61,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,557  
Profit Sharing
$916 - $14,423  
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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$25,256 - $56,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.25 - $23.26  
   
Overtime
$8.68 - $33.66  
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 - $3,557  
   
Profit Sharing
$916 - $14,423  
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).
)
$25,256 - $56,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 337

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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 not commonly seen, Bookkeeper Heads who transition into a Financial Controller position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Financial Controllers is $77K per year. However, Bookkeeper Heads typically graduate to 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 22 percent, 21 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $36K. Bookkeeper Heads claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. 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.

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
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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 131 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 44%
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