Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary

Accounts Payable Administrators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.08 per hour. Total cash compensation to Accounts Payable Administrators approaches anywhere from $27K on the lower end to $50K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Accounts Payable Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,133 - $51,705
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,839
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$12.11 - $21.27
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,133 - $51,705  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,029  
Profit Sharing
$91.92 - $6,851  
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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$26,679 - $49,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $21.27  
   
Overtime
$15.98 - $33.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,029  
   
Profit Sharing
$91.92 - $6,851  
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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$26,679 - $49,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 634
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Accounts Payable Supervisor. The average Accounts Payable Supervisor brings home $44K per year.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


Survey results imply that Accounts Payable Administrators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quickbooks and Customer Service. 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.


For many Accounts Payable Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. Accounts Payable Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $40K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Accounts Payable Administrators in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Accounts Payable Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Salt Lake City and 4 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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

Accounting
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Excel
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Paying Invoices
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Microsoft Word
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$36,000

Accounts Payable
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Data Entry
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Quickbooks
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 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
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 22%
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