The larger portion of Bookkeeping Managers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $17.19 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Bookkeeping Managers. More than half enjoy medical while one-third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-sixth. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,201 - $61,110
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,877
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$10.89 - $25.08
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,201 - $61,110  
   
Bonus
$974 - $6,944  
Total Pay (?
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$26,431 - $59,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $25.08  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $39.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$974 - $6,944  
   
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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$26,431 - $59,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Job Description for Bookkeeping Manager

A bookkeeping manager is the person who is responsible for handling various fundamental financial aspects within an organization. This person is typically employed within an office type of environment and will generally keep standard daytime office hours. This position is found in a variety of companies and organizations. The position may be combined with another position, depending on the size of the organization (such as office manager, accounting manager, etc). This position requires a bit of on-the-job experience, as well as a bit of formal training and education. Exact educational requirements may be dependent on the organization. However, many organizations require at least an associate’s degree in either bookkeeping, administration, or accounting.

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Bookkeeping Manager Tasks

  • Answer phones, communicate projects and documentation, and provide information to clients.
  • Reconcile bank accounts, including ledger entries and tracking physical checks.
  • Maintain financial and client databases.
  • Process invoices, bills, and general accounts.
  • Assist with special projects and emergencies.

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Bookkeeping Managers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Full Charge Bookkeeper. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeping Manager


Survey results show that Bookkeeping Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Bookkeeping, Sales Tax Reports, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Accounts Payable also know Payroll Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeping Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Bookkeeping Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $35K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Bookkeeping Managers make a median salary of $42K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $48K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeping Manager Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Bookkeeping Manager Salaries

Payroll Administration
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Bookkeeping
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Sales Tax Reports
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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