Entry-Level Accounts Payable Specialist Salary

The average Entry-Level Accounts Payable Specialist earns approximately $16.53 per hour. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,875 - $50,543
$31K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,574
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$13.43 - $20.73
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$21
MEDIAN: $16.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,875 - $50,543  
   
Bonus
$391.49 - $4,829  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$29,025 - $47,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.43 - $20.73  
   
Overtime
$19.34 - $32.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$391.49 - $4,829  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$29,025 - $47,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,049

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,526

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

For Entry-Level Accounts Payable Specialists, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Accounts Payable Specialists will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+21 percent), New York (+20 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Charlotte is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (5 percent lower) and Dallas (2 percent lower).

Accounts Payable Specialist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Accounts Payable Specialist in Alpharetta:
Ask questions, take notes, & look for improvements. Never accept that just because it has been done this way in the past is the only way. Process improvements are value added.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Overland Park:
"Financial reporting."
Pay attention to details. Be consistent. Maintain a good customer service attitude. Be flexible.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Chicago:
"Be open minded about the scope of avenues available."
Hone your skills. Realize that your skills are valuable in a variety of Financial Arenas. Be open minded and choose wisely.

Key Stats for Accounts Payable Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 232 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Dynamics GP
▲6%

Payroll Administration
▲3%

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
▲1%

Accounts Payable
▼0%

Paying Invoices
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Vendor Relations
▼0%

Oracle
▼0%

National Average
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 232 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%