Bookkeeping Manager Salary

Women comprise the majority of Bookkeeping Managers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $17.40 per hour on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly more than half, and nearly one in three earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,956 - $59,727
$31K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,929
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$10.97 - $25.80
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MEDIAN: $17.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,956 - $59,727  
   
Bonus
$964 - $7,058  
Total Pay (?
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$25,307 - $58,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $25.80  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $39.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$964 - $7,058  
   
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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$25,307 - $58,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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 using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Sales Tax Reports, Bookkeeping, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Accounts Payable are, more often than not, also skilled in Payroll Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeping Manager

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


For Bookkeeping Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Bookkeeping Managers see a median income of $34K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $37K. For Bookkeeping Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Bookkeeping Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $48K.

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Key Stats for Bookkeeping Manager

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Bookkeeping Manager Salaries

▲16%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼11%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeping Manager Salaries


Sales Tax Reports
▲2%

▲1%



National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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