Accounts Payable Clerk Salary

Average Accounts Payable Clerks in the United States make around $14.73 per hour. In the world of Accounts Payable Clerks, total cash compensation can vary between $24K and $42K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $2K and $4K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Accounts Payable Clerks are female. For the most part, Accounts Payable Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$26,655 - $45,476
(Median)
$27K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,789
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.20 - $18.85
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,655 - $45,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $3,523  
Commission
$800  
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).
)
$24,248 - $41,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,778
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $18.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.81 - $28.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
   
Commission
$800  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $3,523  
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).
)
$24,248 - $41,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,498
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Accounts Payable Clerk

Accounts payable clerks generally work for accounting firms or organizations' accounting departments, coordinating various accounts payable functions on behalf of their organization. Their duties include, among others, performing data entry, handling customer inquiries, preparing financial statements and performing vendor maintenance. In all tasks, these clerks must maintain a high degree of accuracy.

Read More...

Accounts Payable Clerk Tasks

  • Prepare, enter and maintain filing of Accounts Payable.
  • Perform timely account reconciliation by verifying entries and comparing to balances.
  • Issue stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
  • Record, code, and process all invoices for payment.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Payable Clerk


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Accounts Payable Clerks sometimes assume positions such as Accounting Managers. That role pays $60K per year on average. Accounts Payable Specialists or Staff Accountants are common next-step roles for Accounts Payable Clerks moving up in their careers; annual pay for Accounts Payable Specialists is $5K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Staff Accountants.

Accounts Payable Clerk Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Clerk


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Processing, Billing, Accounting, and Microsoft Outlook are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Filing. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in Data Entry and Paying Invoices.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Accounts Payable Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $30K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $33K. Accounts Payable Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $34K. Accounts Payable Clerks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,866

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Accounts Payable Clerks, 20 percent higher than the national average. Accounts Payable Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+13 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Tulsa (6 percent lower) and Tampa (4 percent lower).

Accounts Payable Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as an Accounts Payable Clerk?

Accounts Payable Clerk in Columbus:
"Fun at Times, Boring Mostly."
Pros: It's very laid back and I can go to my manager and supervisor about anything.
Cons: The workload isn't enough to keep me going throughout the day and I've been threatened with having to go part time. Management is kind of shady sometimes. Supervisor with 20 years of experience was passed up for a girl with zero experiences and a degree. Supervisor is teaching new manager things even after two months on the job.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Camp Hill:
"I do it all."
Pros: I love that I am in a position to learn many things. I am the accounting department, there is only me. I am accounts payable/receivable as well as a Junior Accountant to the CFO (minus the title or pay). I love what I do and the work I accomplish because it makes me feel like I'm doing good for the company. I'm saving them money and working hard.
Cons: I work hard - very hard - and there is absolutely nothing to show for it. I am not allowed to work overtime so I am constantly stressed due to an overage of work piling up and I feel that I am not properly compensated for what I do.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Indianapolis:
"Liking your job is not impossible."
Pros: The company and my co workers, along with not doing the exact same thing every day makes it interesting!
Cons: Getting in trouble for other people's mistakes. Also just having to constantly remind people of there obligations to approve invoices in a timely manner.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Herndon:
"I Like Working With Oracle"
Pros: Oracle and being very busy and the relationship with the vendors.
Cons: I feel I am under paid for my experience and over all work ethic.

Accounts Payable Clerk in West Monroe:
"Good And Bad."
Pros: Paid vacation, paid sick leave, great office environment, moderate stress level, frequent non-work related activities during paid working hours, phenomenal boss.
Cons: Long commute, high deductible health insurance, no dental/vision.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries

Data Processing
up arrow 14%

Billing
up arrow 11%

Accounting
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
0%

Paying Invoices
0%

National Average
$32,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 2%

Filing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1286 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 23%
ADVERTISEMENT