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Accounts Payable Processor Salary

The average Accounts Payable Processor in the United States earns approximately $15.12 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Accounts Payable Processors. The vast majority of Accounts Payable Processors (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,970 - $46,845
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$27K
$37K
$47K
MEDIAN: $37,181
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$11.81 - $19.77
(Median)
$12
$15
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,970 - $46,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,327  
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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$25,374 - $44,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $19.77  
   
Overtime
$16.52 - $28.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,327  
   
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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$25,374 - $44,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 430

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Job Description for Accounts Payable Processor

Accounts payable processors are responsible for managing and reviewing outgoing payments made by their organization. Their primary duties are to ensure orders and invoices are reconciled by checking that all items are received and paid for. This involves working with vendors to determine invoice status, making payments for (or returning) non-invoiced items, and ensuring the delivery of missing items. Accounts payable processors make payments and keep an accounts payable journal in line with standard accounting practices. They work closely with other departments such as procurement and receiving to investigate shipment and invoice information to resolve disputes with vendors. Some accounts payable processors may also manage travel reimbursements and other internal payments to organization employees.

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Accounts Payable Processor 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 Processor


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Accounts Payable Processors do not often transition into Senior Accountant roles. The role averages $58K per year. A common career progression for an Accounts Payable Processor is to become an Accounts Payable Supervisor or a Staff Accountant. Compared to Accounts Payable Processors, the first group earns $11K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Processor


Accounts Payable Processors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Accounts Payable, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounts Receivable and Data Entry. Most people familiar with Accounts Payable also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Processor

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


For many Accounts Payable Processors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $31K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $33K on average. On average, Accounts Payable Processors make $36K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $37K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Processor Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Processor Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Data Entry
up arrow 7%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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