Accounts Payable Supervisors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than three-fifths of Accounts Payable Supervisors. Pay fluctuates from $37K to $68K per year, but expected earnings average $52K annually. In the world of Accounts Payable Supervisors, overall income ranges from $37K near the bottom to $68K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $27K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Accounts Payable Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Accounts Payable Supervisors are female. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$38,960 - $68,009
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,971
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90%

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$15.54 - $27.16
(Median)
$16
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,960 - $68,009  
   
Bonus
$790 - $6,530  
Profit Sharing
$425.00 - $27,000  
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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$37,454 - $67,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 886
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.54 - $27.16  
   
Overtime
$21.76 - $37.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$790 - $6,530  
   
Profit Sharing
$425.00 - $27,000  
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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$37,454 - $67,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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Job Description for Accounts Payable Supervisor

Accounts payable supervisors typically lead teams of staff members in accounts payable departments for their organizations, as well as facilitate monthly reports using accounting applications and software and prepare their departments for a variety of auditing processes. Problem-solving skills are important in this position, and they may need to provide support and thorough analyses to senior accountants within the organization.

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Accounts Payable Supervisor Tasks

  • Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records.
  • Verify the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
  • Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Payable Supervisor


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Accounts Payable Supervisors who transition into an Assistant Controller role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $65K per year. Many Accounts Payable Supervisors choose to become Accounts Payable Managers and Staff Accountants as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $6K less and $7K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Supervisor


Accounts Payable Supervisors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling, People Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Outlook as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Account Management also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Supervisor

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Accounts Payable Supervisors make a median salary of $53K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,043

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

For Accounts Payable Supervisors, Boston provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Accounts Payable Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+18 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Charlotte (8 percent less) and Phoenix (5 percent less).

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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries

People Management
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SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
0%

Accounting
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

General Ledger Accounting
0%

National Average
$51,000

Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Accounts Receivable
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Account Management
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Outlook
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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