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Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary

Women account for the majority of Accounts Payable Administrators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $16.04 per hour. Total cash compensation for Accounts Payable Administrators runs from $27K to $50K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. For the most part, Accounts Payable Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,094 - $51,484
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,649
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$12.12 - $21.30
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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
$29,094 - $51,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,093  
Profit Sharing
$89.40 - $7,047  
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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$26,669 - $49,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 366
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
$12.12 - $21.30  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $33.38  
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 - $3,093  
   
Profit Sharing
$89.40 - $7,047  
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).
)
$26,669 - $49,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 641

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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 who go on to become Accounts Payable Supervisors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Accounts Payable Supervisors is $44K annually.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


Survey results suggest that Accounts Payable Administrators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Microsoft Word, Accounts Receivable, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quickbooks. Those familiar with Accounts Payable also tend to 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. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $40K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Accounts Payable Administrators, busy New York offers a higher-than-average 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 (+13 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent 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

Accounting
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Paying Invoices
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

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: 74% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 22%
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