Bookkeeping Manager Salary

Bookkeeping Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $42K per year, but may range from $25K to $54K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about two in five lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and close to two-fifths have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Bookkeeping Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,830 - $54,566
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,414
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$11.48 - $22.69
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,830 - $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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$24,820 - $54,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $22.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.38  
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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$24,820 - $54,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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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


Survey results suggest that Bookkeeping Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Sales Tax Reports, Payroll Administration, Bookkeeping, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 10 percent. Most people skilled in Accounts Payable are similarly competent in Payroll Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeping Manager

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $34K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $34K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $44K.

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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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 39%
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