Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary

Accounts Payable Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $16.70 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $28K and hits $51K on the high end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and just over a half have dental, as well. Female Accounts Payable Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,936 - $54,199
$30K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $41,236
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$12.72 - $22.05
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MEDIAN: $16.70
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,936 - $54,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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 - $51,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $22.05  
   
Overtime
$17.31 - $33.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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 - $51,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Accounting Manager. The average Accounting Manager brings home $61K per year. Accounts Payable Administrators most often move into positions as Office Managers or Staff Accountants; those groups report median salaries that are $1K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


Accounts Payable Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Microsoft Office, Paying Invoices, and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quickbooks. The majority of those who know 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 Accounts Payable Administrators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $34K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. Accounts Payable Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,497

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+33 percent), San Jose (+31 percent), Rockford (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Las Vegas, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Employers in Sacramento and Salt Lake City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, 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!

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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 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salaries

▲13%

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$37,000

▼9%

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



Paying Invoices
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Accounting
▼0%

General Ledger Accounting
▼0%

National Average
$37,000



▼2%



▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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