Bookkeeping Manager Salary

Bookkeeping Managers in the United States take home approximately $15.38 per hour on average. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Bookkeeping Managers are female. Most Bookkeeping Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly two in five. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,700 - $54,631

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$11.64 - $23.01

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,700 - $54,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$25,051 - $54,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $23.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$25,051 - $54,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales Tax Reports, Payroll Administration, Bookkeeping, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. 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 many Bookkeeping Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $33K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $35K. Bookkeeping Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Bookkeeping Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $44K.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeping Manager Salaries



National Average
$39,000



Skills That Affect Bookkeeping Manager Salaries

Sales Tax Reports
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Accounts Payable
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National Average
$39,000

Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 38%
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