Women account for the majority of Accounts Payable Administrators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $16.55 per hour. In the world of Accounts Payable Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $28K and $52K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $5K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Accounts Payable Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,087 - $54,099
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MEDIAN: $41,499
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$12.72 - $22.20
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MEDIAN: $16.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,087 - $54,099  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,596  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,913  
Total Pay (?
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$28,078 - $51,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $22.20  
   
Overtime
$17.41 - $33.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,596  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,913  
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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$28,078 - $51,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309

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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.
  • Manage a company's vendor billing system and update vendor files.
  • Review invoices for accuracy and work to resolve discrepancies.

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


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Accounts Payable Administrators may progress into high-paying roles like Accounting Manager, where median compensation is $61K annually. Becoming an Office Manager or a Staff Accountant is often the next step for an Accounts Payable Administrator.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


Survey takers working as Accounts Payable Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Microsoft Office, Accounting, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quickbooks. Most people familiar with Accounts Payable also 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Accounts Payable Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $34K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Accounts Payable Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,614

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 40 percent, Accounts Payable Administrators in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Accounts Payable Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+33 percent), San Francisco (+33 percent), Rockford (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Las Vegas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Sacramento (12 percent lower) and Salt Lake City (8 percent lower).

Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator?

Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator in Cape Girardeau:
"Deciphering numbers."
Pros: I get to challenge myself and I've been needing that. I love it when I figure out a problem that has had me stumped for a couple minutes. It gives me a sense of accomplishment when I walk away for the day and see my shelf empty, I entered and reconciled all of that. And I constantly keep trying to find ways to save money for the owner.
Cons: I see the financial binds my owner may sometimes be in. I then feel like I put that burden on myself and I should think of ways to bring up his profit. He probably gets tired of my suggestions but I care!

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Key Stats for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
029
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salaries




National Average
$38,000


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

Payroll Administration
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Accounts Receivable
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General Ledger Accounting
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National Average
$38,000






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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