Bookkeeping Manager Salary

The average Bookkeeping Manager in the United States earns approximately $15.44 per hour. Although a majority have medical coverage and roughly two in five have dental coverage, approximately two in five claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Bookkeeping Managers (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$26,594 - $55,017
(Median)
$27K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,338
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$11.28 - $22.52
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,594 - $55,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,642  
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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$24,609 - $55,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $22.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,642  
   
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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$24,609 - $55,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Full Charge Bookkeeper. On average, Full Charge Bookkeepers get paid about the same as Bookkeeping Managers do.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeping Manager


Professional skills reported by Bookkeeping Managers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. For most people, competency in Accounts Payable indicates knowledge of Payroll Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeping Manager

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $35K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $35K. Bookkeeping Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. Bookkeeping Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $43K.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeping Manager Salaries


National Average
$38,000




Skills That Affect Bookkeeping Manager Salaries




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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 39%