Accounts Payable Supervisor Salary

Accounts Payable Supervisors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $67K per year, median earnings come to $50K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Accounts Payable Supervisors can bottom out near $35K or peak near $67K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Accounts Payable Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Accounts Payable Supervisors who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,934 - $66,811
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,825
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$14.67 - $26.09
(Median)
$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$37,934 - $66,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,971  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $9,759  
Commission
$250.00  
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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$35,049 - $66,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $26.09  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $38.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,971  
   
Commission
$250.00  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $9,759  
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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$35,049 - $66,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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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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While Accounts Payable Supervisors do not often become Assistant Controllers, the job pays $65K per year on average. Accounts Payable Supervisors most frequently advance into Accounts Payable Manager and Staff Accountant roles even though the median salaries are $5K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Supervisor


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Customer Service, Accounting, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. Those listing Microsoft Outlook and Account Management as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people who know Accounts Payable also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Supervisor

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


Accounts Payable Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $49K. Accounts Payable Supervisors bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Accounts Payable Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $52K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,035

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Accounts Payable Supervisors, 31 percent above the national average. Accounts Payable Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Minneapolis (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (5 percent lower) and Atlanta (3 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries

People Management
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Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Accounting
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Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
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Accounts Receivable
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General Ledger Accounting
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Account Management
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Microsoft Outlook
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 280 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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