Bookkeeping Manager Salary

Just under three-fifths of Bookkeeping Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $25K to $56K per year, and the average comes out to $43K annually. Bookkeeping Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While roughly two in five report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,380 - $56,539
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,577
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$10.48 - $24.49
(Median)
$10
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,380 - $56,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$875  
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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$24,842 - $56,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $24.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$875  
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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$24,842 - $56,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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 transition into upper-level roles like Full Charge Bookkeepers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Full Charge Bookkeepers earn the same amount as Bookkeeping Managers on average.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeping Manager


Bookkeeping Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Sales Tax Reports, Bookkeeping, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $34K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $35K. On average, Bookkeeping Managers make $41K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $44K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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National Average
$40,000



Skills That Affect Bookkeeping Manager Salaries


Sales Tax Reports
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Bookkeeping
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
0%

National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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