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Bookkeeping Manager Salary

Earnings for Bookkeeping Managers in the United States come in at around $15.28 per hour on average. The majority of Bookkeeping Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly two in five lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and roughly two-fifths have dental, too. Female Bookkeeping Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,191 - $54,609
(Median)
$27K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,270
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$11.08 - $22.88
(Median)
$11
$15
$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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,191 - $54,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,697  
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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$24,546 - $54,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $22.88  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.51  
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 - $6,697  
   
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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$24,546 - $54,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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.

Common Career Paths for Bookkeeping Manager


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As Bookkeeping Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Full Charge Bookkeeper position pays around the same amount as the Bookkeeping Manager job on average.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeping Manager


Bookkeeping Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Bookkeeping, Payroll Administration, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in Payroll Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeping Manager

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $35K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $34K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Bookkeeping Managers make a median salary of $37K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $43K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeping Manager Salaries


National Average
$38,000




Skills That Affect Bookkeeping Manager Salaries




Accounts Receivable
0%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 39%
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