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Bookkeeping Manager Salary

Bookkeeping Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below three-fifths of Bookkeeping Managers. Salaries average out to around $42K annually and spread from $25K to $55K per year. The vast majority of Bookkeeping Managers (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Some workers in this field — about two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately two in five. Work is enjoyable for Bookkeeping Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,830 - $54,566
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,405
10%
50%
90%

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$11.11 - $22.81
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,830 - $54,566  
   
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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$24,626 - $54,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $22.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$24,626 - $54,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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


Survey results show that Bookkeeping Managers use a fair number of skills. 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $34K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $34K. Bookkeeping Managers see a median salary of $38K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $43K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeping Manager Salaries


National Average
$38,000




Skills That Affect Bookkeeping Manager Salaries

Sales Tax Reports
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Accounts Payable
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National Average
$38,000

Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 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
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 39%
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