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Bookkeeper Head Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Bookkeeper Heads in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.52 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by over one-half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one in three. For the most part, Bookkeeper Heads enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,234 - $61,645
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,297
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90%

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$11.01 - $23.53
(Median)
$11
$16
$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
$29,234 - $61,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,626  
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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$25,102 - $56,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.01 - $23.53  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $34.28  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,626  
   
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).
)
$25,102 - $56,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355

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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 it's uncommon, some Bookkeeper Heads move into roles as Financial Controllers, where pay is an average $77K per year. A more common career path for Bookkeeper Heads is stepping into the role of Full Charge Bookkeeper or Accountant.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Survey results imply that Bookkeeper Heads put a diverse skill set to use. 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 23 percent, 20 percent, and 18 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Bookkeeper Heads with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers 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 23%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 20%

Payroll Tax Compliance
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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 44%