Accounts Payable Supervisor Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Accounts Payable Supervisors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $34K to $66K per year, but median earnings come to around $49K per year. Total cash compensation to Accounts Payable Supervisors bottoms out near $34K and approaches $66K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Accounts Payable Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of Accounts Payable Supervisors who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$37,339 - $66,139
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,050
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$14.61 - $25.68
(Median)
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary 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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$37,339 - $66,139  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,925  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,362  
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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$34,402 - $65,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $25.68  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $38.76  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,925  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,362  
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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$34,402 - $65,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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Job Description for Accounts Payable Supervisor

  • 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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For Accounts Payable Supervisors, progressing to an Accounting Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Accounting Manager can earn $60K annually. Accounts Payable Supervisors most frequently advance into Accounts Payable Manager and Staff Accountant roles even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Supervisor


Accounts Payable Supervisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Accounts Payable indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Supervisor

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


For many Accounts Payable Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $48K. Accounts Payable Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $52K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Accounts Payable Supervisors in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Accounts Payable Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average. Workers in Indianapolis and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 11%

Accounting
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National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Accounts Receivable
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Account Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 272 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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