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Accounts Payable Specialist Salary (United States)

An Accounts Payable Specialist earns an average wage of $16.51 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Accounts Payable Specialist Salary (?
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$30,319 - $50,226
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,125
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Accounts Payable Specialist Salary (?
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$13.09 - $21.46
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,319 - $50,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,613  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $4,363  
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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$28,745 - $48,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,745
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $21.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.62 - $32.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,613  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $4,363  
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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$28,745 - $48,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,861
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Job Description for Accounts Payable Specialist

An accounts payable specialist works with all facets of the accounting system, principally the validation, processing, and filing of invoices. The specialist must make sure that all invoices are accurate and have been properly documented and approved by the authorizing employee prior to making a payment. Once the proper verifications and authorizations are received, the specialist is responsible for submitting payments in a timely fashion. This position also requires preparing and mailing checks, as well as verifying and procuring proper Internal Revenue Service documentation such as 1099 and W-9 forms from vendors. The specialist also files and maintains files for all invoices, accounts payable payments, and tax information for vendors.
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Accounts Payable Specialist Tasks
  • Answer inquiries from vendors, suppliers, and employees, and research discrepancies.
  • Write and send checks, recording transactions on internal systems.
  • Reconcile financial statements and forecasts, maintaining files for accounts.
  • Analyze, prioritize, code and pay bills and invoices, managing vendor or supplier expectations.
  • Make timely payments for internal vouchers and expenses.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Payable Specialist

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Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Specialist

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

Pay Difference By Location

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$37,000
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Accounts Payable Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as an Accounts Payable Specialist?
Accounts Payable Specialist in Hoffman Estates:
"My Position Is Fast Paced But I Love The Culture."
Pros: I like having the option to work from home.
Cons: There is a lot of nepotism at my company.
Accounts Payable Specialist in Maryland:
"It Is Very Deadline Oriented And Results Based."
Pros: Dealing with numbers and analytical thinking.
Cons: I am over qualified for what I am doing.

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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Specialist Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Specialist Salaries

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SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
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Vendor Relations
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Microsoft Office
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Quickbooks
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Paying Invoices
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Data Processing
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Accounts Receivable
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Dynamics GP
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 16%