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 $16.09 per hour. Total cash earnings of Accounts Payable Administrators range from $27K on the low end to $50K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $7K, respectively. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Accounts Payable Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,238 - $51,856

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$12.08 - $21.38

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,238 - $51,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,982  
Profit Sharing
$92.74 - $6,787  
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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$26,709 - $50,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $21.38  
   
Overtime
$15.84 - $33.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,982  
   
Profit Sharing
$92.74 - $6,787  
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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$26,709 - $50,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 639
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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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As Accounts Payable Administrators transition into upper-level roles such as Accounts Payable Supervisor, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Accounts Payable Supervisors earn $44K on average per year.

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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 Office, and Paying Invoices are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quickbooks and Customer Service. For most people, competency in Accounts Payable indicates knowledge of 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.


Accounts Payable Administrators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $37K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. 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


Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Accounts Payable Administrators in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Accounts Payable Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), San Diego (+11 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Salt Lake City and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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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


Accounts Receivable
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Paying Invoices
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Entry
0%

Microsoft Word
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National Average
$36,000

Accounts Payable
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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 192 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
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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