Bookkeeping Manager Salary

Average Bookkeeping Managers in the United States make around $15.34 per hour. Although more than half have medical coverage and close to two-fifths have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Bookkeeping Managers (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,812 - $54,566
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,425
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$11.50 - $22.96
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,812 - $54,566  
   
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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$25,004 - $54,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $22.96  
   
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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$25,004 - $54,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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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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


Bookkeeping Managers report using a pretty varied skill set 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 9 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.


Bookkeeping Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $34K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. 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
88 %
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
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 38%
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