Accounts Payable Clerk Salary

Average Accounts Payable Clerks in the United States make around $15.35 per hour. Total incomes of Accounts Payable Clerks incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $25K and $44K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career length and the particular employer. The vast majority of Accounts Payable Clerks (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Accounts Payable Clerks. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,681 - $48,056
$29K
$37K
$48K
MEDIAN: $37,119
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$11.82 - $19.74
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$0$48K
Salary $28,681 - $48,056
Bonus $305.05 - $4,027
Profit Sharing $391.49 - $5,022
Commission $1,017
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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$25,324 - $44,058
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,072
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.82 - $19.74
Hourly Tips $1.34
Overtime $16.89 - $29.92
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $305.05 - $4,027
Commission $1,017
Profit Sharing $391.49 - $5,022
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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$25,324 - $44,058
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,473

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Accounts Payable Clerk


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Though not the most common occurrence, Accounts Payable Clerks sometimes become Accounting Managers, where the average income is $61K per year. Career advancement for the typical Accounts Payable Clerk often leads to becoming an Accounts Payable Specialist or a Staff Accountant; median salaries in these positions are $4K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Clerk


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Intuit QuickBooks, Accounting, General Ledger Accounting, and bill collections are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Quickbooks. Most people experienced in Accounts Payable also know Microsoft Excel and Paying Invoices.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Clerk

Pay by Experience for an Accounts Payable Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounts Payable Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 2,505 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounts Payable Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 1,235 salaries. An experienced Accounts Payable Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 1,210 salaries. An Accounts Payable Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 485 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,296

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

For those looking to make money, Accounts Payable Clerks in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Accounts Payable Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Orlando and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Accounts Payable Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accounts Payable Clerk?

Accounts Payable Clerk in Houston:
"It's Alright."
Pros: I love my coworkers, they are funny and welcoming.
Cons: The poor management communication and lack of real management in general.

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 Naples:
"Good place to work."
Pros: Works with employees schedulea and helps work around it.
Cons: May be a little disorganized and contradictory at times with procedures.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Paoli:
Pros: Flexible hours when needed for family or emergency's.
Cons: No benefits or overtime to help with costs.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Orlando:
"Interesting."
Pros: Learning where money is invested.
Cons: It is very monotonous, boring, and tedious.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Great Falls:
"Monotonous Yet Rewarding."
Pros: When a month is closed with minimal correction and errors.
Cons: Let's face it...it can be very boring!

Accounts Payable Clerk in Houston:
"Redundant."
Pros: Consistent.
Cons: Flexible.

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Key Stats for Accounts Payable Clerk

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 763 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$33,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries

Intuit QuickBooks
▲13%

▲6%

General Ledger Accounting
▲3%

bill collections
▲1%

Accounts Payable
▼0%


National Average
$33,000

Data Entry
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Accounts Receivable
▼1%

Payroll Administration
▼1%



Collections
▼2%

▼3%

Customer Service
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 763 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 25%
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