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Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Accounts Payable Administrators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $16.00 per hour on average. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Accounts Payable Administrators spread between $26K and $49K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$28,999 - $50,848
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: $39,188
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$11.95 - $20.82
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,999 - $50,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,033  
Profit Sharing
$91.92 - $11,745  
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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$26,387 - $48,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $20.82  
   
Overtime
$15.64 - $32.91  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$91.92 - $11,745  
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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$26,387 - $48,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 575
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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 often transition into upper level Accounts Payable Supervisor positions, where pay tends to be much higher. On average, Accounts Payable Supervisors earn $44K per year.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


Accounts Payable Administrators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Microsoft Word, Paying Invoices, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quickbooks. 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.


For Accounts Payable Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. Accounts Payable Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $40K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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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Microsoft Word
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Paying Invoices
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounts Receivable
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National Average
$36,000

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Data Entry
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Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 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
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 22%