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Bookkeeping Manager Salary

With approximately three-fifths of Bookkeeping Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $24K to $54K per year and averages out to $42K annually. For the most part, Bookkeeping Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Bookkeeping Managers (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and about two in five receive dental plans. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$26,296 - $55,093
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MEDIAN: $42,292
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$10.15 - $21.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,296 - $55,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,750  
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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$24,450 - $53,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $21.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,750  
   
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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$24,450 - $53,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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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Many Bookkeeping Managers move into a Full Charge Bookkeeper role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Full Charge Bookkeepers on average bring in a similar salary to Bookkeeping Managers.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeping Manager


Bookkeeping Managers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Bookkeeping, Payroll Administration, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $35K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $34K. Bookkeeping Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Bookkeeping Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $44K.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeping Manager Salaries


National Average
$38,000



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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 30 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 37%