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Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary

Most Accounts Payable Administrators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.07 per hour. Total incomes of Accounts Payable Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $27K and $50K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Accounts Payable Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$28,983 - $51,611
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,720
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$12.14 - $21.25
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,983 - $51,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,108  
Profit Sharing
$90.00 - $7,000  
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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$26,666 - $49,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $21.25  
   
Overtime
$16.02 - $33.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,108  
   
Profit Sharing
$90.00 - $7,000  
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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$26,666 - $49,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 648

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Accounts Payable Supervisor. The latter position pays an average of $44K annually.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


Survey results show that Accounts Payable Administrators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Microsoft Word, and Paying Invoices are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $33K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. For Accounts Payable Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. 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 $40K.

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). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta.

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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
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
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Paying Invoices
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
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Accounts Payable
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
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Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 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: 41% employee benefits None: 22%
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