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Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary

Most Accounts Payable Administrators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.01 per hour. Total cash earnings of Accounts Payable Administrators range from $27K on the low end to $50K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $7K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Accounts Payable Administrators is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,139 - $51,425
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,562
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$12.02 - $21.33
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,139 - $51,425  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,127  
Profit Sharing
$88.77 - $7,096  
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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$26,563 - $49,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $21.33  
   
Overtime
$15.98 - $33.40  
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 - $3,127  
   
Profit Sharing
$88.77 - $7,096  
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).
)
$26,563 - $49,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 622

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Job Description for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator

Accounts payable (A/P) administrators (or managers) are responsible for the daily management of staff in the accounting department for a business. Their staff members can include accounts payable clerks and bookkeepers. They ensure the accuracy and timeliness of processes and payments. They are also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state government requirements. At times, they serve as a liaison for outside vendors, corresponding with them and responding to their inquiries.

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Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Tasks

  • Calculate the money a company owes and send payments to vendors.
  • Review invoices for accuracy and work to resolve discrepancies.
  • Manage a company’s vendor billing system and update vendor files.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


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Accounts Payable Administrators who transition into an Accounts Payable Supervisor role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $44K per year.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


Survey results show that Accounts Payable Administrators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Accounting, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quickbooks. Those familiar with Accounts Payable also tend to know Data Entry and Quickbooks.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator

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


For Accounts Payable Administrators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $33K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Accounts Payable Administrators make a median salary of $39K. Accounts Payable Administrators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $40K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Accounts Payable Administrators, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Accounts Payable Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+20 percent) and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

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Experience Affects Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 8%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
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Paying Invoices
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$36,000

Accounts Payable
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Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 22%