Accounts Payable Clerk Salary

Median pay for Accounts Payable Clerks in the United States is around $14.59 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $2K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K, overall incomes of Accounts Payable Clerks spread between $24K and $42K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority of Accounts Payable Clerks (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. For the most part, Accounts Payable Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$26,456 - $44,818

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$11.09 - $18.68

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$26,456 - $44,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
Profit Sharing
$302.52 - $3,081  
Commission
$491.32 - $9,073  
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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$24,062 - $41,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,696
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.09 - $18.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.36  
Overtime
$15.53 - $28.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
   
Commission
$491.32 - $9,073  
Profit Sharing
$302.52 - $3,081  
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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$24,062 - $41,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,194
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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.

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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


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Though some Accounts Payable Clerks move into positions like Accounting Manager (where the average salary is $60K), this progression is not the norm. The most common next step for an Accounts Payable Clerk is to become an Accounts Payable Specialist or a Staff Accountant. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $12K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Clerk


Accounts Payable Clerks seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Data Processing, SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling, Accounting, and Microsoft Outlook are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Filing. For most people, competency in Accounts Payable indicates knowledge of 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 many Accounts Payable Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $32K. Accounts Payable Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. Accounts Payable Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Accounts Payable Clerks in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Accounts Payable Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Employers in Tulsa and Tampa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Accounts Payable Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as an Accounts Payable Clerk?

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.

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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries

Data Processing
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Accounting
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SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Outlook
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Paying Invoices
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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National Average
$32,000

Microsoft Excel
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Word
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Quickbooks
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Payroll Administration
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1281 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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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