Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary (United States)

A/P Administrators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.99 per hour for pay. Compensation generally starts at $11.92 per hour and does not exceed $20.61. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a quarter lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most A/P Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary (?
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$29,095 - $50,832
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MEDIAN: $39,177
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Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary (?
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$11.92 - $20.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,095 - $50,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Profit Sharing
$90.60 - $11,920  
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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$26,417 - $48,634  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $20.61  
   
Overtime
$15.44 - $32.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$90.60 - $11,920  
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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$26,417 - $48,634  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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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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For A/P Administrators, career advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Accounts Payable Supervisor will earn $8,016 more than someone not as far along in their career.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Microsoft Word, Paying Invoices, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Accounts Payable are similarly competent in Data Entry and Quickbooks. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Quickbooks and Data Entry.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For A/P Administrators, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Salaries start at $33K, which grows to $37K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $39K after one to two decades. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and A/P Administrators at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $39K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$36,000
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for A/P Administrators, 28 percent above the national average. A/P Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+13 percent) and Houston (+11 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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

Paying Invoices
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$36,000
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
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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