Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary

Earnings for Accounts Payable Administrators in the United States come in at around $16.67 per hour on average. Total cash compensation for Accounts Payable Administrators runs from $28K to $52K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Accounts Payable Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. About one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. Women account for the majority of Accounts Payable Administrators who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,852 - $55,278
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$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,883
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$12.97 - $22.02
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$0$55K
Salary $29,852 - $55,278
Bonus $0.00 - $5,766
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,034
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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$28,362 - $51,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 134
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.97 - $22.02
Overtime $18.17 - $34.27
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,766
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,034
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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$28,362 - $51,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 204

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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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At the upper end, Accounts Payable Administrators who move into an Accounting Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Accounting Managers is a much higher $61K per year. An Accounts Payable Administrator may also move into a role as an Office Manager or a Staff Accountant.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


Survey results imply that Accounts Payable Administrators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Microsoft Office, Paying Invoices, and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quickbooks, Microsoft Word, and Customer Service. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in Data Entry and Quickbooks.

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

Pay by Experience for an Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 196 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 166 salaries. An experienced Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 145 salaries. An Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 78 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,810

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

For those looking to make money, Accounts Payable Administrators in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Accounts Payable Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+32 percent), San Jose (+30 percent), Rockford (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Las Vegas. Workers in Sacramento and Salt Lake City earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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!

Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator in Tulsa:
"Awesome."
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Stress, not enough time in the day to do everything needed.

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Key Stats for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
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

▲12%

▲8%

National Average
$38,000

▼1%

▼10%

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



National Average
$38,000

Paying Invoices
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Accounting
▼1%

General Ledger Accounting
▼1%


▼2%




▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

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: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 26%
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