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 $16.05 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. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,142 - $51,690
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,725
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$12.09 - $21.24
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,142 - $51,690  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,053  
Profit Sharing
$91.92 - $6,851  
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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$26,665 - $49,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $21.24  
   
Overtime
$15.80 - $33.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$91.92 - $6,851  
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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$26,665 - $49,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 638
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Accounts Payable Supervisor, where median compensation is $44K annually.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


Accounts Payable Administrators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. Accounts Payable Administrators see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $40K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Accounts Payable Administrators that is 28 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Salt Lake City and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent lower and 4 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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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Entry
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Paying Invoices
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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 197 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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