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Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary (United States)

Women account for the majority of Accounts Payable Administrators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.99 per hour. Total cash compensation to Accounts Payable Administrators approaches anywhere from $26K on the lower end to $49K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Just over one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for Accounts Payable Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary (?
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$29,095 - $50,832
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MEDIAN: $39,177
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Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,095 - $50,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Profit Sharing
$90.60 - $11,920  
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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$26,417 - $48,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $20.61  
   
Overtime
$15.44 - $32.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$90.60 - $11,920  
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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$26,417 - $48,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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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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More often than not, Accounts Payable Administrators take top-notch roles like Accounts Payable Supervisor. Pay for that position is typically $44K annually.

Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator

Accounts Payable Administrators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Microsoft Word, Paying Invoices, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. A tool kit that includes Microsoft Excel also typically contains Quickbooks and Data Entry. 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $37K. Accounts Payable Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $39K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly one in six.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$36,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Accounts Payable Administrators, New York offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Accounts Payable Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+13 percent) and Houston (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 4 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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

Paying Invoices
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Microsoft Office
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$36,000
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

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