Bookkeeper Head Salary

Most Bookkeeper Heads in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.55 per hour. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Bookkeeper Heads like their work and job satisfaction is high. Just under one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in four collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$27,064 - $66,793
$27K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,096
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$11.90 - $21.50
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.21
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$0$66K
Salary $27,064 - $66,793
Bonus $389.78 - $7,919
Profit Sharing $1,425
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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$25,751 - $61,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.90 - $21.50
Overtime $17.84 - $33.21
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $389.78 - $7,919
Profit Sharing $1,425
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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$25,751 - $61,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 100

Job Description for Bookkeeper Head

Head bookeepers are needed in every industry in order to manage the accounting duties of a company. Some companies will prefer bookkeepers that have experience in the specific field, such as real estate or construction. The head bookkeeper will carry out general accounting duties, such as accounts payable and accounts receivable. The head bookkeeper is also usually in charge of payroll. The bookkeeper should make sure that all payments to employees are issued in a timely manner. The payments should also be accurate and account for adjustments such as overtime and leave.

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Common Career Paths for Bookkeeper Head


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At the upper end, Bookkeeper Heads who move into a Financial Controller role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Financial Controllers is a much higher $77K per year. Becoming a Full Charge Bookkeeper or an Accountant is often the next step for a Bookkeeper Head.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper Head


Survey results suggest that Bookkeeper Heads use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Accounts Payable, Payroll Tax Compliance, and Bookkeeping are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Accounts Payable also know Bookkeeping.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper Head

Pay by Experience for a Bookkeeper Head has a positive trend. An entry-level Bookkeeper Head with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bookkeeper Head with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeper Head which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 95 salaries. A Bookkeeper Head with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 83 salaries.

Bookkeeper Head Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bookkeeper Head?

Bookkeeper Head in Kingsport:
"Flexible hours and good job, but stressful at times."
Pros: Family business. I'm family.
Cons: Government issues such as taxes.

Bookkeeper Head in Ada:
"As A Book Keeper."
Pros: I like staying busy and knowing the in's and out's of accounts payables and receivables and all that goes with ordering from our vendors. I like being helpful and counted on.
Cons: It doesn't pay enough.

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Key Stats for Bookkeeper Head

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
40%

Experience Affects Bookkeeper Head Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

National Average
$39,000

▼1%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Head Salaries


Accounts Payable
▲2%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$39,000


▼1%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 48%