Accounts Payable Coordinator Salary

Median pay for Accounts Payable Coordinators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $17.05 per hour. In the world of Accounts Payable Coordinators, overall income ranges from $29K near the bottom to $49K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Accounts Payable Coordinators are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,506 - $50,868
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,588
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$13.31 - $21.54
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,506 - $50,868  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,004  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,040  
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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$29,132 - $49,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 672
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $21.54  
   
Overtime
$18.99 - $32.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,040  
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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$29,132 - $49,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 886
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Job Description for Accounts Payable Coordinator

An accounts payable coordinator facilitates paying their organization's bills. They typically work in an accounting role and, as coordinator, supervise direct reports who handle incoming invoices that require payment be made.

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Accounts Payable Coordinator Tasks

  • Analyze account trends and routine transactions.
  • Pay vendors, suppliers, and employees, and maintain records of each account.
  • Confirm appropriate approvals before processing invoices.
  • Code incoming invoices and bills and log them on internal systems.
  • Review receipts and records to reconcile discrepancies.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Payable Coordinator


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As Accounts Payable Coordinators transition into upper-level roles such as Accounting Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Accounting Managers earn $60K on average per year. The most common next step for an Accounts Payable Coordinator is to become an Accounts Payable Supervisor or a Staff Accountant. The former position pays an additional $6K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Coordinator


Survey results show that Accounts Payable Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Accounts Payable, Microsoft Excel, and Paying Invoices are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Vendor Relations, Accounts Receivable, and Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Accounts Payable indicates knowledge of Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Coordinator

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


For many Accounts Payable Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $38K. Accounts Payable Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Accounts Payable Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location


For Accounts Payable Coordinators, busy Irvine offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Accounts Payable Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+10 percent), New York (+9 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Coordinator Salaries

Data Analysis
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National Average
$38,000

Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
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Paying Invoices
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Vendor Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 302 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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