Accounts Payable Specialist Salary

An Accounts Payable Specialist earns an average wage of $16.65 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$30,616 - $50,499
(Median)
$31K
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MEDIAN: $39,506
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$13.26 - $21.64
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,616 - $50,499  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,944  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,973  
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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$28,985 - $48,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,856
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $21.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.82 - $32.26  
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 - $2,944  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,973  
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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$28,985 - $48,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,186

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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.

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What is it like working as an Accounts Payable Specialist?

Accounts Payable Specialist in Las Vegas:
Pros: I enjoy the environment and working in the corporate office. Our accounting team consists of less than 15 people therefore allowing me to learn from other departments.
Cons: Since we are such a small accounting team, when other departments get behind most of the work is then transferred to my department. It's a continuous cycle of re-prioritizing while my main job duties get pushed behind.

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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Payroll Administration
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Vendor Relations
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Paying Invoices
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Dynamics GP
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Processing
0%

Accounts Receivable
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Quickbooks
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National Average
$37,000

Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1043 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%